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    Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Saddam Hussein allowed the world to believe Iraq had weapons of mass destruction because he feared revealing his weakness to Iran, it has emerged. Skip related content
    Related photos / videos Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran' Enlarge photo The former dictator made the revelations in a series of interviews with the FBI during his incarceration before he was hanged in 2006.

    The new details were among over 100 pages of notes written by special agent George Piro, who interviewed Hussein after he was found hiding underground on a farm 80 miles from Baghdad.

    Hussein also denied any connection to Osama bin Laden and described him as a "zealot", insisting he had personally never met the al Qaeda leader.

    Iraq had fought a devastating eight-year war with Iran in the 80s that involved the use of chemical weapons and Hussein felt vulnerable to the threat from "fanatic" leaders in Tehran.

    In fact, he would have been prepared to seek a "security agreement with the US to protect [Iraq] from threats in the region," according to the notes.
    Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran' - Yahoo! News UK

    Just shows that this war could have been avoided, if only the UN was given a few more months by the US, Saddam would have been found weak and we could have used his fear of the Iranians to press him into more democratic policies in exchange for "a security agreement", meanwhile focusing on the real problem - Iran.
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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by GarzaUK View Post
    Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran' - Yahoo! News UK

    Just shows that this war could have been avoided, if only the UN was given a few more months by the US, Saddam would have been found weak and we could have used his fear of the Iranians to press him into more democratic policies in exchange for "a security agreement", meanwhile focusing on the real problem - Iran.
    Agreed the operation in Iraq was rushed,by incompetant men.


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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    This is just grand.
    Now where are those conspirators who'll blame the US for a manipulation of the investigation results?
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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'



    So Bush did not lie. /liberal whining.
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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Unnecessary Iraq War that cost billions (trillions?) of dollars and countless lives (both civilian and military).

    (Unless you think American intelligence is too stupid to figure out Saddam was bluffing? We have dozens of pages of intel that strongly suggest- maybe even prove- that he was bluffing.)

    /Conservative "justifications"

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So Bush did not lie. /liberal whining.
    No he didnt lie he was just incompetant and overzealous.


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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    First of all I have never been a big fan of the Bush doctrine but a couple of things should clear by now. Saddam could have cooperated fully with the UN inspectors and not pretended to play hide and seek with with non existing WMDs or the documents that showed there were none, and therefore could have avoided the invasion. His failure to come clean played into the Bush get even for the attempt on Dads life plan.
    There is something that came with the destruction of the Iraqi military twice that is always over looked in all discussions of this part of the middle east. That is this. For 8 years Iraq and Iran fought each other to a stand still and finally both sides lost massively. Then before the first Gulf war Iraq was touted as having the 3rd most powerful military in the world and it was driven out of Kuwait and virtually rendered impotent in 100 hours. Then they were soundly beaten as a fighting force again just a few years later. The question I have is this. Knowing all this how can Iran hope to survive more than a few days in a conventional was with the U.S. or a few minutes in a nuclear war.
    Iran has made statements that make me wonder what could possibly be in their heads that leads them to make provocative remarks? Is it that they saw sometime back the backlash of the Bush Administration leading to an Obama victory. And with it the weakening or our military and our will to defend Israel as we have always done in the past because they knew Obama would be sympathetic to any Islamic country over Israel?
    I'm just asking.

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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So Bush did not lie. /liberal whining.
    Doesn't mean Bush wasn't still a retard and disregarded the UN and Europe when we could have all avoided thousands of unnecessary deaths.
    Last edited by Laila; 07-03-09 at 08:53 AM.


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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Doesn't mean Bush wasn't still a retard and disregarded the UN and Europe when we could have all avoided thousands of unnecessary deaths.
    I dunno about it.
    Saddam was indeed brought to justice, and Democracy gained power in Iraq, so I think it was worth it.
    *Gets ready for hundreds of pissed posts*
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    Re: Saddam: 'I Lied About WMD In Fear Of Iran'

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I dunno about it.
    Saddam was indeed brought to justice, and Democracy gained power in Iraq, so I think it was worth it.
    *Gets ready for hundreds of pissed posts*
    True, but that could have been done without a war..
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