Essay: Saddam Made Me Do It

Saddam Made Me Do It

The practice may have begun at a private school in Washington on Jan. 18, when a group of tenth-graders did poorly on a math test. When the results came back, the class asked the teacher for a makeup exam, explaining how unfair it was to quiz them on the morning after the first missile attack of the war. They had lost too much sleep watching CNN the night before.

Children were among the first to sense the possibilities in blaming Saddam. They were encouraged by Mr. Rogers, who left his beautiful neighborhood to reassure the young during prime time that it...

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