Skip to comments.Saddam Hussein's FBI interview, part II (al Qaeda discussed)
Posted on 06/27/2009 2:22:39 PM PDT by ikez78
After repeated questioning about links to al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden Saddam Hussein admitted meetings between the two (after initial denials) but said his regime denied al Qaeda's requests for support reportedly due to such vastly differing ideologies.
Below is a summary of one of FBI agent George Piro's question and answer sessions. In this June 28, 2004 document Hussein said his country did not support the group because the U.S. was not his enemy. He previously indicated the exact opposite, that the U.S. was his enemy as mentioned in Saddam Hussein's FBI interview and in other private and public statements.
(Excerpt) Read more at regimeofterror.com ...
I knew of Irbil but not Mosul. What was going on there?
Perhaps Mosul did not contain any of those radical groups that set up wmd shops in the northern sector prior to the 2003 invasion. Due to its central area of large population I assume it contained elements of those groups. Perhaps I am mistaken, since I assume. But as you are very aware, we know without a doubt there where groups working on nerve gases in the north of Iraq. And Saddam did not seem to mind one bit.
Interview on June 28, 2004 (5 years ago)
Declassified on 05-21-2009
From SECRET//X1 page 1:
From SECRET//X1 page 2:
Thanks for the ping/post and the link to jveritas’ translated documents/comments. Very Interesting.
Thus he had no reason to tell the truth on matters that would have incriminated him.
Thanks for the ping!
His "story" line was simple - he didn't have a WMD program and he didn't support terrorists, so it was US that overreacted to 9/11 and used it to attack him / Iraq.
It did not matter that his "story" contradicted the facts or even contradicted itself at times, e.g. "you are not my enemy... but we are at war".
"That's my story and I am sticking to it". He had no incentive to change the tune and undermine his strident apologists in US and everywhere else.
"The evil that men do lives after them"
Thanks for the ping!
I’ve heard this from well connected sources off the record. Where did you get that info? Public sources or someone over there?
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I am awaiting comment back from the FBI about questions they did NOT ask of Saddam...
I also pointed out some flaws in their interview while noting that they had AT LEAST two agencies interview Saddam ahead of them
I clicked on the URL you posted and was sent to a web site with your title basically but did not see any structure to show where to find documents etc., you maintain.
sorry, should be back up..
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