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oral history: the iraqis

Examining the Gulf War through the eyes and in the words of those who played major roles

Wafic al Samarrai

photo of Wafic al SamarraiHead of Iraqi Military Intelligence

Q: If Saddam Hussein had captured the Emir of Kuwait....?
al Samarrai: Certainly had they captured the Emir, he would have done very very bad things that never come out of a normal person. I think he would have kept them in jail and killed them by poisoning one by another...
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Tariq Aziz

photo of richard cheneyIraq's Foreign Minister

Q: You thought Iraq could take on America?
Aziz: We were pushed into a fatal struggle in the sense of a struggle in which your fate will be decided...
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