Saturday, January 26, 2008

Agent: Iraq courted fear of weapons

Saddam Hussein allowed the world to believe he had weapons of mass destruction to deter rival Iran (Iraq invaded Iran without notice) and did not think the United States would stage a major invasion, (what did he think the 100,000 plus U.S. troops were doing in Kuwait?) According to an FBI interrogator who questioned the Iraqi leader after his capture. Saddam expected only a limited aerial attack by the United States (like we did in the Bosnian war) and thought he could remain in control, the FBI special agent, George Piro, told CBS's "60 Minutes" program in an interview to be broadcast Sunday. "He told me he initially miscalculated ... President Bush's intentions." said Piro. "He thought the United States would retaliate with the same type of attack as we (Clinton) did in 1998 ... a four-day aerial attack." (this was Bill Clinton's 4 day war) "He survived that one and he was willing to accept that type of attack," Piro said. By Lily Hindy, Associated Press writer.

If you believe Saddam than I have some swamp land here in Louisiana I'll like to sell you. On September 22 1980 Iraq invaded Iran without formal warning. In this six year war, Iraq extensively used chemical weapons, such as mustard gas on a daily bases, against Iranian troops and civilians as well as Iraqi Kurds. When the war ended on August 20 1988 Iraq owed Saudi Arabia 30.9 billion, Kuwait 8.2 billion and the U.A.E. 8 billion. A total of 47.1 billion dollars. Do you think Saddam wanted to pay this bill? No, his plan was to attack the ones who helped him financially in the war against Iran. On August 2, 1990 Iraq attacked Kuwait with the equipment they helped finance in the Iran-Iraq War. Instead of paying his allies back, he was going to take their oil. During this war, Saddam fired missiles into Israel and Saudi Arabia. For the next ten years Saddam will play cat and mouse games with the U.N. Saddam was right he got rid of all his chemical weapons, he used them on Iran and innocent women and children. And in his own words, he had the intention of restarting an Iraqi weapons program, and had engineers available for chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. I wonder who he was going to use these on?

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