News Digest June 27-July 3


Attack on Iraq

President Clinton's June 26 cruise-missile attack on Baghdad briefly boosted his popularity at home, but the effect soon faded, and a Washington Post survey last week showed that he has the highest disapproval rating of any post-World War II President at this point in his first term. And while U.S. officials (and Clinton most emphatically) claimed that the strike crippled Saddam Hussein's intelligence capabilities, three of the missiles went astray, killing eight innocent Iraqi civilians and wounding a dozen more.

The Sheik Is Taken

After a 20-hour standoff, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the radical Muslim cleric who...

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