Boxing In Saddam

A ban on Iraqi flights over the southern marshes is the Bush Administration's latest military -- and political -- battle plan

* Every time George Bush conjures up the triumph of Desert Storm, a nasty fact bedevils him: the tyrant still holds vicious sway in Baghdad. There's no question the President would like to show Saddam that there are limits to his misbehavior, and last week he looked like he was about to teach him that lesson. First came a New York Times story that claimed Bush planned to provoke a confrontation over weapons inspections, a confrontation exquisitely timed to take place while the Republicans met in Houston. The idea was for a U.N. team in Baghdad to show up at a...

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