NO. 4


The Political Scene

It has not been a good week for the US. For a moment, it looked as if theSaudis were slipping back into their preinvasion ways, the release by Iraq ofall the French hostages raised fears that the French had not changed at all, andthe Israelis proved that they had not by ignoring a Security Council resolutioncensuring their refusal to accept a UN investigative mission. Washington'sresponse was to announce that it would raise troop levels in the...