You Blinked! No, You Did!

Iraq and the U.S. step back from the brink -- for now

George Bush and Saddam Hussein have this much in common: each wants to keep his job, and each would like to be rid of the other. They've been doing their best on both fronts. After days of hard negotiation at the United Nations, the three-week showdown over whether a U.N. inspection team would gain access to the Iraqi Agriculture Ministry ended. Baghdad agreed to admit a team of inspectors -- with one important catch: the building would still be barred to inspectors from the U.S. or any other nation that fought Iraq in the Gulf War.

George Bush quickly called the...

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