- Newsmaker: Baghdad Extends Invitation to the US Congress
Last week, it was UN weapons inspectors. Now, Saddam Hussein has extended an invitation to the US Congress and its chosen experts to spend three weeks probing Iraqi sites they think are being used for chemical, biological or nuclear weapons construction. Robin Wright, chief diplomatic correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, assesses Hussein-s feigned openness as a desperate psychological ploy to avert an American invasion.
- Reporter's Notebook: Preventing 9/11: The Saga of a Lost Chance
-Could 9/11 Have Been Prevented?- Thus reads a headline in the latest issue of Time magazine. The corresponding article recounts a Clinton administration briefing to aides of incoming President George Bush about the dangers of al Qaeda and an aggressive plan to confront the terrorist network. Time-s Washington correspondent, Massimo Calabresi, picks up the tragic -saga of a lost chance.-
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