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"MASSIVE" BOMB NOW IN GULF -- WHY?

Saddam's government has been driven out of Baghdad. Kurdish rebels have the Iraqis on the run in the north. So why has the U.S. military picked this moment to unveil "the mother of all bombs?"The 21,000-pound Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) is the biggest conventional weapon in the American arsenal, igniting fuel in the air and creating a fearsome firestorm. CNN reveals that the bomb has been moved into the Persian Gulf region.When it was tested in Florida last month, it was designed to "rattle Iraqi troops and pressure them into surrendering or not even fighting," CNN says."Now that Iraqi troops have surrendered in large numbers, it was unclear what the possible targets might be."

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