IT HAS BEEN a month since the war in the Persian Gulf ended, and yet for much of the dissident population of Iraq, the war rages just as furiously as it ever did.
For ethnic Kurds in the north of Iraq and Shiite Muslims in the south, perhaps the war is worse now than it was during the 100-hour allied ground assault and the weeks of bombing from the air, ground and sea that led up to the ground battle. . . .
Today, thousands of Iraqis, members of these groups that oppose Saddam Hussein's Baath Party, are dead, killed by weapons turned on them by Iraqis. Hundreds of thousands are near starvation on the borders of Iran and Turkey. . . .