Jordan Won't Be Burning Its Bridges To Iraq

It was music to Washington's ears. When Jordan's King Hussein went on television on Aug. 23 calling for an end to "suffering" and the start of a "new dawn" in Iraq, Clinton Administration officials applauded the King's shift away from Iraq's Saddam Hussein. The speech followed the King's decision to grant asylum to two Iraqi military officials, Saddam's sons-in-law, who defected in early August. Declared an Administration source: The King's actions will "inevitably have an impact on the dynamics of the region."

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