Saddam Doesn't Get the Message

Instead of retreating after an allied air strike Iraq keeps provoking the U.S

ENOUGH WAS FINALLY ENOUGH FOR GEORGE BUSH. He had simmered through weeks of Saddam Hussein's devilishly creative cheating on U.N. Security Council resolutions. The Iraqis kept piling on the defiance with daily forays into Kuwaiti territory to haul away weapons and equipment, while Saddam continued to play a shell game with antiaircraft missiles in the southern no-fly zone of Iraq. Faced with such brazenness at the beginning of his last week in the White House, Bush raged against the dying of his presidency.

The attack was first ordered on Monday. But bad weather delayed its execution until Wednesday night, when 80...

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