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Itís been suggested that the Sept. 11 attacks may be tied to President Saddam Hussein, the U.S. nemesis from the Gulf War. Iraq has sympathizers in many Arab nations as a result of the effects of U.S.-backed economic sanctions and air strikes. Osama bin Laden has reportedly criticized Saddam for attacking fellow Muslims and killing women and children, and for being too secular.

Area: 168,754 square miles, slightly more than twice the size of Idaho.

Population: 22 million.

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