Bill Clinton: Striking Back

Convinced that Saddam really did try to assassinate George Bush, Bill Clinton ordered a measured reprisal -- and helped himself in the bargain

Bit by bit, U.S. officials pieced together the evidence. Of the 14 men arrested by Kuwait on suspicion of plotting a car-bomb attack last April, two, a nurse named Wali al-Ghazali and a coffee-shop owner named Raad al-Assadi, told FBI agents that their target was definitely George Bush. The agents, who had journeyed to Kuwait to interview the suspects, found that they told the same story down to the smallest, unforeseeable detail. Al-Ghazali even said that if the car explosives failed, he was supposed to don a bomb belt and rush toward the former President during his visit to Kuwait two...

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