Iraq and the Israel Question
The most recent upsurge of violence in Israel has opened new opportunities for Iraq to use diplomacy to deter or complicate an American attack. The key to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's survival is preventing an invasion. The key to preventing an invasion is denying the United States use of facilities in Kuwait and Qatar. Hussein's only hope for that lies in Saudi Arabia.
Israel and the Arafat confrontation now figure into the equation. For comple analysis,