Skip to comments.FBI says Saddam's weapons bluff aimed at Iran
Posted on 07/02/2009 10:29:51 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
WASHINGTON (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.
He believed Iraq was being threatened by others in the region and must appear able to defend itself, the report said.
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.
"In his opinion, the UN inspectors would have directly identified to the Iranians where to inflict maximum damage to Iraq," according to the documents obtained and released by the National Security Archive, a nongovernmental research institute.
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i still think he had them and still think there somewhere underground
So Sadaam didn’t gas all those Kurds?
Saddam Hussein was unavailable for comment
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Irony coming from the FBI....
Saddam lied, people died!
Ole Sadam is Splaining that to Lucifer as we speak . . . .
More BS from Reuters. Guess they missed the interview of the Iraqi scientist who had nuclear components buried in his garden. He said there were others like him and Saddam was just waiting for the UN sanctions to be lifted so he could resume his nuclear program.
Golly Gee Willykers. Does this mean Bush didn't really lie?