He's Up to His Old Tricks Again

SADDAM HUSSEIN'S talent for survival is surpassed only by his insouciance in the face of global condemnation. The Iraqi dictator has set up an arms- manufacturing and -acquisition operation in Tunisia, according to Africa Confidential, a respected newsletter published in Britain. State Department officials say they have proof that Saddam is using the North African republic as a clearinghouse for black-market weapons purchases to confound the United Nations team monitoring Iraq's chemical- and nuclear-arms program.

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