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gunning for saddam: should saddam hussein beamerica's next target in the war on terrorism?


iraqi defectors, international weapons experts, former white house advisers, and others, discuss saddam's ties to terrorism

does iraq possess weapons of mass destruction? should saddam, or bin laden, be america's top priority?

Secrets of Saddam's  Life and Leadership
saddam's biographer, said aburish, outlines what has shaped and driven the iraqi leader

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Gunning for Saddam

As Americans are confronted by acts of bioterrorism, powerful forces in the nations capitol believe Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is to blame, for this and many other terrorist acts during the last decade. Many are lobbying to mobilize a military operation to oust Hussein when the next phase of the war on terrorism kicks in. Proponents of the plan, including former Clinton administration CIA director James Woolsey, contend Saddam Hussein was involved in the first World Trade Center bombing, the attempted assassination of President George H.W. Bush in 1993, and the ongoing state sponsorship of terrorist activities. Foes of this plan argue that attacking Saddam will destabilize other nations in the region, most prominently Saudi Arabia, and no doubt destroy the carefully crafted coalition presently hunting for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. FRONTLINE investigates Americas other enemy, Saddam Hussein.

published nov. 2001