SLAMMING SADDAM AGAIN

THE U.S. CLAIMS VICTORY AS THE DICTATOR IS PUMMELED BY MISSILES. BUT THERE'S MORE THAN ONE WAR GOING ON

Before missiles started flying, letters were flying. On Aug. 22 the leader of a Kurdish faction penned a "Your Excellency" plea to Saddam Hussein, the man who gassed 5,000 Kurds to death eight years ago, inviting the Iraqi dictator's army to enter the Kurds' safe haven to knock out another Kurdish faction. On Aug. 28 Bill Clinton dispatched a stern diplomatic demarche to Baghdad warning Saddam not to try any such thing. Three days later he fired off another "don't go" advisory, and White House advisers faxed a four-page decision memo recommending military retaliation to the presidential campaign bus in Dyersburg,...

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