America Abroad: Iraq: It Could Be Even Worse

Iraq: It Could Be Even Worse

THE UNITED NATIONS IS ABOUT TO SUPERVISE THE DEstruction of Iraq's stockpile of nerve gas at an incinerator only 60 miles from Baghdad. It is a symbolic moment: Saddam Hussein may still be President of the Republic of Iraq, but like his arsenal of dangerous toys, his claim to being the absolute ruler of a sovereign country is going up in smoke.

The international community has put Saddam under a form of house arrest. His air force cannot fly to the south; his army cannot march in the north; he dares not venture for too long into the sunlight for fear...

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