Iraq: With His Country in Ruins, How Long Can Saddam Hang On?

Probably longer than governments from Washington to Kuwait City would like, unless the suffering he inflicted inspires an uprising

O Iraqis! Yes, you triumphed when you stood with all this vigor against the armies of 30 states! You triumphed while emphasizing your ability to face the showdown and confrontation! You have recorded for Arabs and Muslims bright pages of glory that will be remembered for generations!

-- Baghdad Radio, following the Feb. 28 cease-fire

That report was a blatant rewriting of history. Across Iraq, the shattered hulks of planes and tanks lie strewn across airfields and battlegrounds. Power stations, telephone and telegraph centers, oil refineries and factories have been reduced to smoldering ruins. Dozens of bombed bridges are slumped into...

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