Thursday, February 19, 1998

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  • Ohio Town Hall Meeting

    Struggling to be heard over angry critics, President Clinton’s foreign policy team defended the administration’s threat to bomb Iraq into compliance with U.N. weapons edicts.

  • The Making of Iraq

    Western governments debating how to stop Iraq from building weapons of mass destruction have drawn a discreet veil over their own role in arming, bankrolling, and supporting President Saddam Hussein right up to his 1990 invasion of Kuwait. A Middle East policymaker said at the time, "Saddam was seen by Western governments as a bulwark against fundamentalism after the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran and we were more than happy to help him."

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