STARING DOWN SADDAM

THE IRAQI DICTATOR DEFIES THE U.N. AND THREATENS TO EXPEL AMERICANS, PROVOKING A NEW CONFRONTATION

Saddam Hussein is like a punching bag. No matter how many times you hit him, he just keeps coming back in your face. This time the Iraqi dictator decreed that Americans would no longer be allowed on the 40-member U.N. inspection team that is hunting for remnants of his weapons programs. He stopped three U.S. inspectors from disembarking in Baghdad last Thursday, sending their plane back to Bahrain, and threatened to kick the other 10 Americans on the team out of his country this week. On Saturday, Saddam produced a mob of angry demonstrators who burned American flags in front of...

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