Specialist: Saddam Will Be No Longer President By the End of Next Year
The Iraqi president Saddam Hussein most likely will no longer hold power by the end of 2002, an expert to the Iraqi issue projected in an interview with KUNA, Kuwait’s state-run news agency.
The odds are "60-40" in favor of saddam being replaced as president of Iraq within the upcoming years, declared Charles Duelfer, who served in the past as former deputy executive chairman of the special United Nations Commission (UNSCOM) charged with dismantling Iraq's weapons arsenal.
Those odds imply that Saddam will fall through a "combination" of U.S. military strikes and internal maneuvering by forces inside Iraq, Duelfer added. The odds that Saddam will fall in 2002 through U.S. military action alone are "50-50", Duelfer predicted.
At Present, Duelfer is a resident scholar in the Middle East studies program at the center for strategic and international studies in Washington. (Albawaba.com)
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