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Saddam Rejects Bush Ultimatum

Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein rejects a U.S. demand that he and his sons leave Iraq within 48 hours or face "the full force and might" of the U.S. military. President Bush delivered the ultimatum in a prime-time speech, which drew mixed reaction from U.S. lawmakers. NPR's Mara Liasson and NPR's David Welna report.

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David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress — and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.
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