ABSTRACT

Any strategy towards Iraq must recognize the fact that it will remain a revanchist state as long as it is under the control of Saddam Hussein or other members of its present ruling elite. Iraq has already attempted to assassinate former President Bush, has systematically resisted the UN’s efforts to destroy its capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction, has backed the People’s Mujahideen in attacks on Iran, and has repeatedly infiltrated the Kuwaiti border. Iraqi media have often repeated Iraq’s claim to Kuwait, and Iraq long delayed its recognition of the new border the UN demarcated between Iraq and Kuwait.