Bush Assails Hussein, but Saudis Are Firm in Opposing War

(New York Times) - President Bush told Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. on Tuesday that Saddam Hussein was "a menace and a threat" to both his Middle East neighbors and the U.S. But after a meeting that lasted several hours, Saudi officials said their position was unchanged - that war was not acceptable and they would not cooperate in any military action. A few administration officials suggested privately that the vehemence of Mr. Cheney's speech on Monday had taken them by surprise.

2002-08-28 00:00:00

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