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RE: [casi] Iraq Parliament Gives Saddam Final Say on U.N. Text

> The news this morning claims that  Iraq's parliament rejected the
> resolution
> for Iraq to disarm. Saddam has "last word" but what if he doesn't budge?
> How likely would it be to announce such news when Iraq is actually
> complying?

My guess - and I have almost no detailed knowledge of Iraq's parliament - is
that this is theatre: Saddam will give a speech before the deadline in which
he indicates that he hears and sympathises with the parliament's arguments,
but concludes that Iraq, no matter how much aggrieved, must give peace a

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