The Great Survivor

Ostracized for not joining the anti-Saddam coalition, KING HUSSEIN of Jordan looks back in exasperation, but refuses to lose hope that peace will come to the Middle East

Q. Your neighbors in the gulf are angry at you, the U.S. Congress is angry at you, and Jordan faces very difficult economic problems because of the gulf crisis. Do you have any regrets about your refusal to join the coalition?

A. None whatsoever. Not in the sense that Jordan's objective was to avoid war and to reverse the occupation of Kuwait peacefully. We were never for the Iraqi invasion, never a party to it and never aware it was going to happen. But a majority of the world, including the U.S., adopted an attitude that you are either with us...

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