Saddam May Snatch Yet Another Victory From Catastrophe

Is Saddam Hussein about to come back to haunt the West? In the five years since his humiliating 1991 defeat at the hands of the Persian Gulf war coalition, the Iraqi dictator has been kept under tight control through a trade embargo and diplomatic isolation. But at the same time, awareness has grown in the outside world that many of the 20 million Iraqis are paying a huge price for Saddam's sins. Iraq's inability to finance imports is leading to widespread malnutrition and other severe public health problems.

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