Saddam and the Arabs

NPR's Kate Seelye in Beirut reports that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is no longer seen as a hero among Arabs. During the 1991 Gulf War, Hussein was widely praised for his defiance of the United States and for the Scud missiles his forces launched at cities in Israel. Although Saddam's reputation has waned, most Arabs remain firmly opposed to a new war because of the threat to the Iraqi people.

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