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Wolfowitz: Saddam off the Hook

Tuesday, 08 January 2002 12:00 AM

The paper quotes Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz as indicating the next targets would be terrorist sanctuaries in Somalia, Yemen, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Wolfowitz had been the administration's strongest hawk for an attack on Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

But Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has sought to limit America's war on terrorism, has apparently won over the President on the future direction of the war.

Several Arab and European allies, including Great Britain, had argued against military action in Iraq.

The Times said that Wolfowitz "seemed to signal to Iraq and other state sponsors of terrorism that unless they stopped harboring terrorists, they could face increased diplomatic, financial and, if necessary, military pressure from the United States."

Wolfowitz also claimed that the successful operation in Afghanistan "had already induced many nations that have supported terrorism to change their ways, and that it would serve as a powerful deterrent against future acts of terrorism."

Dictator Saddam Hussein "is keeping his head down these days," Wolfowitz told the Times, "but that should not leave the impression that he doesn't continue to do a bunch of things that concern us."

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