Iraq A Deadly Game of Chicken

Flexing his muscles, Saddam Hussein tries to prevent U.N. inspectors from examining nuclear documents

A parking lot in Baghdad filled with Iraqi soldiers blocking the exits hardly seemed the place for a "delightful unplanned camping trip." David Kay, head of a multinational team of 44 United Nations inspectors, had his tongue firmly planted in his cheek when he used those words. But it is true that the Iraqis did not attempt to molest Kay's team. The inspectors lounged in relative comfort aboard their air-conditioned bus, played touch football and stayed in communication with the outside world through a suitcase ground station that Kay had rigged up to bounce signals off satellites.

On Saturday, after four...

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