A Spanking for Saddam

But the U.S. raid failed to quell the Baghdad leader. How Clinton treats him will depend on what the dictator does next -- and what he needs to prove.

GEORGE BUSH IS A MAN OF CAUtion, but not infinitely so. Saddam Hussein sees violence as a useful tool. The two were destined to fight again. With one eye on the history books and another on the sandglass marking the final hours of his presidency, Bush seemed determined to show Saddam Hussein one last time that he was not to be trifled with. Saddam, fully relishing the irony that his own reign would outlast that of his chief nemesis, could not resist tweaking Bush. This time Bush had no patience for the game and ordered a bombing raid that -- at...

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