WHO: King of Jordan, who shocked the allies in a national address by voicing strong support for Iraq.
STATS: Age 55. Educated in Britain.
BACKGROUND: As a moderate Arab, seen as a key player in maintaining stability in the region. Has been carefully neutral thus far in the war.
QUOTE: “This savage and large-scale war that was imposed on brotherly Iraq . . . is aimed at Iraq’s existence, its role, its progress and its vitality.”