Iraq Deja Vu All Over Again

Saddam says he has ended his nuclear shell game, but the U.S. and its allies draw up a bombing plan just in case

Once again, the United Nations Security Council has given Saddam Hussein a move-or-else deadline. Once again, George Bush has been lining up international support for military action and won pledges from Britain and France to join a bombing campaign.

So is it deja vu all over again? Perhaps not: this time the deadline and the threats seem to be working. Saddam ignored the ultimatum to get out of Kuwait by Jan. 15, but he appears to be obeying the new demand to disclose by this Thursday, once and for all, how much of his nuclear bomb-making program remains and where the...

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