The Presidency: Waiting for the Bugle Call

Waiting for the Bugle Call

All week long George Bush and his council of war pondered the bizarre convulsions of the mind of Saddam Hussein and confessed bafflement. There was the cream of the Iraqi air force parked in Iran, perhaps from the desperate idea held by Saddam that he would someday rise to fight again. There were the thousands of tanks buried in the sands of Kuwait, gaining some momentary protection from bombing but sacrificing mobility. "They are pillboxes, not tanks," said one of Bush's advisers.

Then came the tragic bombing of Iraqi civilians, an event the White House still believes was a grisly ploy...

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