THE GULF WAR: The International Front : In Europe
BRITISH Defense Secretary Tom King, speaking to the House of Commons, praised “excellent planning and preparation and above all . . . determination” in the allied Gulf War ground offensive. “The news so far has been good,” he said. “There may be days ahead when it is more difficult.” Testifying to the House, Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd called Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein “a bogus, puffed-up frog of a man” and said it would be difficult to have postwar dealings with him. In FRANCE, about 3,000 anti-war demonstrators, mostly extreme leftists, shouted slogans against President Bush and President Francois Mitterrand in Paris, witnesses said.