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IRAQ - Truth and Lies in Baghdad, November, 2002


THE STORY
Synopsis of "Truth and Lies in Baghdad"

INTERVIEW WITH SAM KILEY
Undercover in Iraq


IRAQ'S RULING CLASS
Saddam's Family Tree and Son Uday


U.N. SANCTIONS
Are They Helping or Hurting?


PRESS IN IRAQ
Reporting from a Closed State


RELATED FRONTLINE REPORTS
Coverage of Saddam's Regime


FACTS & STATS
Country Profile of Iraq


LINKS & RESOURCES
Human Rights, Politics, Weapons


MAP

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Related FRONTLINE Reports on the Web
Over the years our partners at FRONTLINE have produced several films that explore Iraq, Saddam Hussein and Iraq's position on the world stage, including the stunning two-part series that first aired in 1996, "The Gulf War." Follow the links below to explore the companion Web sites to some of FRONTLINE other reports.

"Gunning for Saddam"
This FRONTLINE film, which was updated and re-aired in November 2001, examines the arguments for and against taking the war on terrorism to Iraq. The Web site includes analyses of the litany of allegations against the Iraqi leader and revealing interviews with Iraqi defectors, including one who says that Iraq conducted terrorist training for Islamic militants from other countries in an area known as Salman Pak on the outskirts of Baghdad.

"The Survival of Saddam"
This January 2000 FRONTLINE report presents an intimate portrait of Saddam Hussein. The Web site includes an interview with Saddam's biographer, Said K. Aburish, and an excerpt from his authoritative book, as well as a series of rarely seen photos. And, offering a clear view into Saddam's Orwellian police state, FRONTLINE has reproduced a top-secret memo issued in 1992 by the Iraqi government that details ways for Saddam's security apparatus to crush opposition.

Video Excerpts
Every night, Iraqi television broadcasts one of its Saddam Hussein music videos. Watch two of those videos, "Saddam Our Father" and "Indeed, You, the Father of Oudai" (in RealPlayer G2 format).

"Spying on Saddam"
In this report from April 1999 produced by FRONTLINE/World Series Editor Stephen Talbot, FRONTLINE chronicles the dramatic, and ultimately thwarted, eight-year-long effort by the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) to find and dismantle Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. The Web site includes a chronology of key events and a photo gallery of UNSCOM's activities, along with interviews of key policy-makers and journalists. In addition, there are several incisive readings on the site, including Jerrold M. Post's "Explaining Saddam," a psychological profile of the Iraqi leader, and Robin Wright's "America's Iraq Policy: How Did It Come to This?" which offers the longtime Middle East correspondent's analysis of the history of flawed assumptions, lost opportunities, ineptitude and mistakes that have characterized U.S. strategy in dealing with Saddam Hussein since the end of the Gulf War.

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