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Iraq: Trying to Rill President Bush?
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Initial Forensic Data
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decided to expand Dotn tne lotnaxicy and the scope of ita overseas terrorist operations. Iraq has detonated bombs in Kuwait since the Gulf war, but none aa large as the seized carbomb. Iraq also has killed individuals abroad since the wax, but only Iraqi emigres. Moreover, if President Bush was the target of the plannedis plausible, given Saddam'a history of personaloperation mayesumption by Baghdad of anti-Western terrorist operations abroad. On the other hand, Baghdad may have found President Bush's visit to Kuwait too tempting to pass up.
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