Saddam Hussein


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Saddam Hussein

(sæˈdæm)
n
(Biography) See Hussein2
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Noun1.Saddam Hussein - Iraqi leader who waged war against IranSaddam Hussein - Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War (born in 1937)
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The Iraqi government in February handed over the remains of another 300 Kuwaiti prisoners which were executed by the Saddam Hussein's regime in the 1990s.
Saddam Hussein, 1937 - 2006", shocked Londoners who were outraged to find a commemoration for Saddam Hussein in their city.
After the invasion, Bush made it clear that the US would not commit itself to nation building that meant that the US' responsibility was just to depose Saddam Hussein. The Chilcot Report, a British inquiry report on the invasion of Iraq, found that 'the Consequences of the invasion were under-estimated....The planning and preparations for Iraq after Saddam Hussein were wholly inadequate.' General Michael Flynn commented on the invasion of Iraq by saying that 'it was a huge error....As brutal as Saddam Hussein was, it was a mistake to just eliminate him....The historic lesson is that it was a strategic failure to go into Iraq.'
The Aberdeenshire MSP said: "Any politician appearing to glorify or trivialise the heinous atrocities committed by Saddam Hussein and his regime should be ashamed of themselves.
The man was indeed Saddam Hussein, but as Nixon learned in the ensuing weeks, both he and America had greatly misunderstood just who Saddam Hussein really was.
Saddam Hussein was just one of the variety of monsters currently loose in the world: the killers and torturers of children, the genocidal sadists, the men who cannot be expected to live peacefully with the rest of us.
Ms Clwyd, who was speaking in the House of Commons, said: "Saddam Hussein in 1988 already had killed a half a million of his own people.
BEIRUT: Sayyid Mohammad Bahr al-Uloom, a longtime Saddam Hussein opponent and official in the post-Hussein Iraq, passed away in the city of Najaf Tuesday at the age of 82.
Durant ses vingt-quatre annees de dictature, Saddam Hussein utilise tous les moyens pour controler la population et regner sans partage.
Raghad Saddam Hussein's lawyer confirmed she is searching for an international publisher, but did not reveal details about the memoirs.
Referring to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi who was killed by Libyan rebels, Takieddine said: "The end of Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi, who were characterized by megalomania, should serve as an example for this Iranian regime which is threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz through which one third of the world's oil exports passes, including the [oil] exports of Iran, the second exporting state in OPEC." By threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz, she added, "the Iranian regime is threatening to strangulate its people and deprive them of revenues which Iran is using today to develop an atomic bomb and help its ally, the Syrian regime, in suppressing its people as it does with its own people."
Summary: Iraqi High Tribunal gives verdict on Ali Hassan al-Majeed, a former official under Saddam Hussein's regime