July 2, 2009

FORTUNATELY...:

FBI says Saddam's weapons bluff aimed at Iran (JoAnne Allen, July 2, 2009, Reuters)

Saddam Hussein believed Iran was a significant threat to Iraq and left open the possibility that he had weapons of mass destruction rather than appear vulnerable, according to declassified FBI documents on interrogations of the former Iraqi leader.

"Hussein believed that Iraq could not appear weak to its enemies, especially Iran," FBI special agent George Piro wrote on notes of a conversation with Saddam in June 2004 about weapons of mass destruction. [...]

The FBI reports, released on Wednesday, said Saddam asserted that he was more concerned about Iran discovering Iraq's weaknesses and vulnerabilities than the repercussions of the United States for blocking the return of UN weapons inspectors who were searching for WMD.


...it doesn't matter why he didn't comply with the UN resolutions. The failure to do so was enough for us to remove him.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 2, 2009 7:02 AM
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