posted on Jan, 22 2003 @ 03:40 PM
Saddam, an " elected " leader who's much more democrat than Bush is !
Learn why he's not a tyrant and how he became the " elected President of Iraq under " DUBIOUS " circumstances " ( Please, if possible, do not
laugh too much )
Ok, let's go....
After schooling in Baghdad, Hussein joined the Baath Party, a socialist political group committed to Arab nationalism. In 1956, he took part in an
unsuccessful coup attempt against King Faisal II of Iraq. Two years later, a non-Baathist group led by General Abdul Qassim (or Kassem) overthrew the
king. In 1959, Hussein and other Baath supporters tried to assassinate General Qassim. They failed, so Hussein fled to Syria and then Egypt where he
briefly studied law.
In 1963, the Baath Party assassinated General Qassim. Hussein returned to Iraq and became an interrogator and torturer for the Baath Party. The party
went through various upheavals, and Hussein was imprisoned, yet eventually, in 1966, he became Secretary-General of the party with the help of his
cousin, General Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr. In 1968, Bakr's faction of the Baath Party seized power, and Hussein became Deputy Chairman of the
Revolutionary Command Council. This put him in charge of internal Iraqi security and gave him the number-two position in the Baath Party. By 1973,
Hussein was vice president of Iraq under President Bakr.
More : ask.yahoo.com...
[Edited on 22-1-2003 by ultra_phoenix]