Iraq D-Day? More Like ZZZ-Day

Saddam wins time to come clean on his killer arsenal, but the U.S. rejects his plea to lift sanctions

Saddam Hussein is a lucky man. When the United Nations gave the Iraqi leader until July 25 to reveal once and for all the scope of his country's weapons program, George Bush backed up the deadline with the threat of a military strike. But that was before Secretary of State James Baker's shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East began to show promise. When the deadline passed last week, Washington charged that Baghdad had still not come clean. But the military threat against Saddam is on hold -- at least for the moment.

U.S. officials insisted that the July 25 cutoff --...

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