What Saddam Told His Interrogators

(New York Times) Neil A. Lewis and David Johnston- During his seven months held captive by American forces, Saddam Hussein revealed little about his weapons programs and the insurgency in postwar Iraq, senior officials involved in his custody said, but he occasionally provided startling comments and observations. Hussein said a principal reason for invading Kuwait in 1990 was his belief that he needed to keep his army occupied. He said that while he was on the run during the war, American soldiers had forced some people who were helping him hide to refuse to shelter him any longer. He related how his son Uday had beaten to death someone who had annoyed him by playing music too loudly.

2004-06-02 00:00:00

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