Saddam's Mistress Speaks

(ABC News) - For 30 years, Parisoula Lampsos, 54, was Hussein's favorite of three wives and six mistresses, and saw him almost on a daily basis, she said. She fled Iraq a year ago for Lebanon. She believes Saddam ordered the assassination of his oldest son, Oday, because he saw him as a troublemaker and a rival for power. The attempt left Oday paralyzed. According to Lampsos, Hussein sometimes donned a cowboy hat, sipped whiskey on the rocks, and puffed on a cigar as he watched videos of his enemies being tortured.

2002-09-09 00:00:00

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