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Saddam, an insider perspective. (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 10:53 AM
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Alot of us see Saddam as a horifying monster that ruled Iraq with an Iron fist, who was as ruthless with his own people as with Iraq's enemies, stopping at nothing to get his will across. This MSNBC story derived from an interview 'Today' show host Matt Lauer had with some of the Marines that guarded Saddam in jail.
 



www.msnbc.msn.com
“Towards the end he was saying that he doesn’t hold any hard feelings and he just wanted to talk to Bush, to make friends with him,” O’Shea, of Minooka, Pa., told the magazine.
A third soldier, Spc. Jesse Dawson, quoted Saddam as saying of Bush, “‘He knows I have nothing, no mass weapons. He knows he’ll never find them.”’

O’Shea said when he told him he was not married, Saddam “started telling me what to do.” “He was like, ‘you gotta find a good woman. Not too smart, not too dumb. Not too old, not too young. One that can cook and clean.”’
Then he smiled, made what O’Shea interpreted as a “spanking” gesture, laughed and went back to washing his clothes in the sink.
The soldiers say Saddam was preoccupied with cleanliness, washing up after shaking hands and using diaper wipes to clean his meal trays, his utensils and the table before eating. “He had germophobia or whatever you call it” said Dawson, 25, of Berwick, Pa.




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Seems Saddam as a person isn't as bad as he seems to be.
Just like, most likely, President Bush isn't as bad and dumb as he seems to be to alot of people all over the world.

The quote about:

“Towards the end he was saying that he doesn’t hold any hard feelings and he just wanted to talk to Bush, to make friends with him,” O’Shea, of Minooka, Pa., told the magazine.
A third soldier, Spc. Jesse Dawson, quoted Saddam as saying of Bush, “‘He knows I have nothing, no mass weapons. He knows he’ll never find them.”’


would make one wonder. Does he mean with "he knows he'll never find them" as they are effectivly destroyed? Or exported? Or that well hidden?

Alot of questions remain about the Iraq situation imho. Questions that will most likely never be answered.
To the outside world, Saddam will be depicted to be the boogyman that had to and was taken down, yet, seeing him in a more private setting with no press or interogators in his face, Saddam sings a very different tune then we're used to.




posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 11:03 AM
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He may be meek and mild now that he is in prison and has all his power taken away...but that does not excuse him for being the ruthless dictator that he was.



posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 11:19 AM
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Sensfan: Noone is excusing him.
I personaly think its important that people are shown in different daylights from time to time, to make sure people remember, that nomatter what the fight is about, we're still dealing with human beings.

Its easy to show only the worst of someone, that way they hate or like him just as much as you want.
Giving them a broader scope of who the person is, gives them at least some ability to make a clear judgement by themselves, instead of following whatever junk is shoved down their throats by their respective goverments.

[edit on 20-6-2005 by thematrix]



posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 11:35 AM
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well you got saddam the personal man and then you got saddam the italian suit wearing gangster dictator who has thrown men into acid baths and been amazed at how they dissolved.




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