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SADDAM’S TWO CRIMES
Analysis

SADDAM’S TWO CRIMES

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642).  Alliances are created to enhance interests, and are abandoned just as eagerly when interests shift elsewhere. In politics there is no such thing as permanent alliances, only permanent interests. Saddam Hussein (April 28, 1937 – December 30, 2006) and the US allied themselves to enhance each other’s interests in the Middle East. The US aided Saddam Hussein with weapons as well as strategic intelligence during the Iran-Iraq war; in return the US secured influence in the region along with cheap oil. Saddam Hussein no doubt was exceptionally talented, very ambitious, ruthless and most of all cunning, willing to pay any price to achieve his goals; these were the...