Consequences: White Flags In the Desert

Now that Iraq is defeated, the world must take up the more challenging task of keeping the peace

Suddenly, there he was, the only major participant in this most televised war in history who had remained off-camera. For weeks, the world had watched the nightly pyrotechnics over Baghdad, the battered allied pilots on Iraqi TV, Patriots rising to meet Scuds, the nose-camera view of smart bombs at work, the artificial twilight above the burning oil fields, top guns catapulting into the mist, even Saddam Hussein presiding over his Revolutionary Command Council. Only the frontline Iraqi soldier had stayed out of sight.

But he was never out of mind. The briefers in Riyadh referred to him constantly in the anonymous...

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