After faithfully following the Gulf War for 44 days and nights, fascinated by the human drama, the “smart” weapons, and the intense debates about the “new world order,” I must have fallen asleep in front of my television set at a crucial moment. For when I awoke on the morning of February 28, I could not understand what had happened. Suddenly, Desert Storm was over, but all I could see were jubilant celebrations in Baghdad. As for the coalition leaders, they were enthusiastically talking about negotiating with Saddam Hussein over POW’s and over the destruction of his remaining Scuds and chemical weapons. So, I asked myself, who had won the war? Surely not the coalition: those who win do not negotiate, they give orders; and those who are defeated do not negotiate either, they obey.