NO. 17

25 JANUARY 1993

The Political Scene

It is possible that Iraqi President Saddam Husain deliberately engineered acrisis with the US and its allies in the last weeks of the Bush administrationso that he could call the confrontation off as an olive branch to PresidentClinton. But if that was his plan, it has gone badly wrong. Mr. Clinton has beenforced to retract the relatively conciliatory remarks he made last week, andrelations between Baghdad and the new administration...