Inside Saddam's Head

Is it going to take CBS style faked memos to remind people that Saddam Hussein was obsessed with WMD?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saddam Hussein was obsessed with his status in the Arab world, dreaming of weapons of mass destruction to pump up his prestige. And even as the United States fixated on him, he was fixated on his neighboring enemy, Iran.

That is the picture that emerges from interrogations of the former Iraqi leader since his capture last December, according to the final report of the chief U.S. arms inspector, which gives a first glimpse into what the United States has gleaned about Saddam’s hopes, dreams and insecurities.

The report suggests that Saddam tried to improve relations with the United States in the 1990s, yet basked in his standing as the only leader to stand up to the world’s superpower.

It says Saddam was determined that if Iran was to acquire nuclear weapons, so was Iraq.

[Read the rest]I’m sure this won’t get much play in the mainstream press…

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