Why They Resist

(Wall Street Journal) - Brendan Miniter The power of fear should not be underestimated. Saddam is still in power despite multiple assassination attempts, internal uprisings, and even the onslaught of American military might a decade ago. Some Iraqis are understandably hesitant to gamble that this time Saddam - and his evil lieutenants - will be gone after this war. Fear of Saddam doesn't fully account for Iraqi resistance, of course. Many of the guerrilla fighters and militiamen as well as the irregular recruits Saddam enticed from other Arab countries (who are strikingly similar to al Qaeda recruits) are committed to propping up the regime.

2003-03-26 00:00:00

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