THE WEEK: MARCH 19-25

MARCH 19-25

NATION

Saddam Takes Prisoners

Last Saturday, two Americans, David Daliberti of Jacksonville, Florida, and William Barloon of New Hampton, Iowa, were each sentenced to eight years in prison by an Iraqi court for illegally entering Iraq. The U.S. condemned the sentences, arguing that the two men, both employees of U.S. defense contractors in Kuwait, strayed over the border accidentally. The Iraqi action comes just as the U.S. is preparing to support a U.N. resolution permitting Saddam to sell more oil--so long as at least 50% of the proceeds go to humanitarian relief and the rest to compensate Gulf War victims and...

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