Preparing for war

Saddam Hussein is an evil man. During the 1980s he used chemical weapons against Iraq’s Kurdish citizens and against the Iranian army with whom he fought a decade-long war. In 1990 Iraq’s army overran Kuwait, and though quickly defeated by a U.S.-led coalition, Saddam has never lived up to his country’s treaty obligations. He has thwarted the efforts of UN weapons inspectors and diverted funds from the UN food-for-oil program. Iraqi oil...

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