Iraq: Defeat And Flight

While much of the world sits back and watches, Saddam Hussein and his resurgent army send hundreds of thousands of Kurdish refugees on a piteous quest for sanctuary

Beset by the Arabs, Turks and Iranians who surround them, the Kurds say they have no friends save the mountains. And it was to the mountains that hundreds of thousands of -- some say as many as 3 million -- Kurds fled last week for refuge from the wrath of Saddam Hussein.

It had all seemed so different for a brief spring of hope. Taking advantage of Saddam's humiliation in Kuwait, the Kurds liberated the major northern cities of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Kirkuk. They blessed Haji Bush for initiating their salvation, granting the American President the title earned by Muslims who...

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