- Making News: Saddam Hussein-s Sons, Uday and Qusay, Possibly Killed
In the northern city of Mosul today, American forces may have killed two of the -most-wanted- Iraqis. Although the identity of four badly charred bodies has not been released, two of the dead are thought to be the sons of Saddam Hussein, Uday and Qusay. Both the President and the Pentagon have refrained from comment. Ann Scott Tyson, defense correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, updates the story from Baghdad.
- Reporter's Notebook: Waiting to Intervene in Liberia?
Yesterday in Monrovia, angry Liberians accused President Bush of failing to send troops to end the violence in their country. Today, the White House said Mr. Bush has still made no final decision about a peacekeeping role. Has the US missed a critical opportunity to intervene and stem the violence? We hear from two journalists, including one in the Liberian capital, and former State Department officials from the Clinton and Reagan administrations. We also hear from a journalist at the State Department about the political impact of the death of Saddam Hussein-s two sons.
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