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Druze Chief Rues Rockets Missed Wolfowitz in Iraq

A top Lebanese politician enraged the American embassy in Beirut Monday by saying he hoped the next attack on the number two in the Defense Department would prove fatal. Druze leader Walid Jumblatt described Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz as a “virus” who needed to be destroyed, a day after the American emerged unscathed from a guerrilla rocket attack on the fortified Baghdad hotel where he was staying. The U.S. embassy described Jumblatt’s remarks as “outrageous.” The Druze chief and head of Lebanon’s Progressive Socialist Party said in a statement he hoped Wolfowitz, who he criticized as an architect of the U.S.-led war on Iraq and a friend of Israel, would not survive any future attack. Full Story

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