Saddam Hussein

(Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti)

Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein
  • Born: April 28, 1937
  • Died: December 30, 2006
  • Nationality: Iraqi
  • Profession: 5th President of Iraq

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Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organization the Iraqi Ba'ath Party—which espoused Ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and socialism—Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup (later referred to as the 17 July Revolution) that brought the party to power in Iraq.

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David Rothkopf America responded to the 9-11 attacks by invading Iraq, only to discover that Saddam Hussein had palaces of mass luxury, not weapons of mass destruction.
Tony Blair His WMD program is active, detailed and growing ...Iraq has chemical and biological weapons ... Saddam has continued to produce them...
Dick Cheney There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.
George W. Bush This is a guy that tried to kill my dad at one time.
Wafa Sultan When Saddam Hussein buried 300,000 Shiites and Kurds alive, we did not hear a single Muslim protesting. Your silence served to acknowledge the legitimacy of these killings
Anonymous NO MORE SHIITES AFTER TODAY.
Raphael Bidawid Iraq is more democratic than America. You have divorce. You have abortion. But, thanks to President Saddam Hussein, Iraqi Christians are forbidden to have abortions or to divorce. So I enjoy all my rights—much more than in so-called democratic countries.
George W. Bush This will not stand!
Louis Farrakhan Saddam Hussein is no more terrible than Bush. He’s no more terrible than Bush’s father. No more terrible than Clinton.
Kay Bailey Hutchison We don’t like the Ayatollah either, but this may be a conflict between the Ayatollah Khomeni and Saddam Hussein.
Anthony Zinni Containment worked. Look at Saddam – what did he have?... He didn’t threaten anyone in the region. He was contained. He was a pain in the ass, but he was contained. He had a deteriorated military. He wasn’t a threat to the region... We contained day-to-day, with fewer troops than go to work every day at the Pentagon
Anthony Zinni I think a weakened, fragmented, chaotic Iraq, which could happen if this isn’t done carefully, is more dangerous in the long run than a contained Saddam is now.
Dick Cheney We should not act as if we were an imperialist power, willy-nilly moving into capitals in that part of the world, taking down governments.
Barbara Mikulski Energy patriotism" ... We could all stick it to [Iraqi President] Saddam Hussein today if we all drove 55 miles an hour around our Capital Beltway.
Hosni Mubarak I couldn’t believe that this could happen in the Arab world.
Hosni Mubarak Impossible! No President ever steps down!
Carlton Sherwood The U.N. fiddled while Saddam slaughtered.
Pat Buchanan Having overthrown this one devil, we might be facing seven new devils .
George W. Bush The Gulf War was finished off properly. Make no mistake about it.
Anonymous Better Saddam’s Hell than Bush’s Heaven
Dick Cheney Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.
Anthony Zinni There are no weapons of mass destruction programs in Iraq. There may be some isolated weapons, though I doubt even that, but no programs as you and I would think of them.
Donald Rumsfeld We know they have weapons of mass destruction. We know they have active programs. There isn’t any debate about it.
George W. Bush We cannot let our enemies strike first. The overlap between states that sponsor terror and those that pursue WMD compels us to action... To forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the United States will, if necessary act preemptively
Lawrence Eagleburger Unless the president can make a very compelling case that Saddam Hussein has his finger on a weapon of mass destruction and is about ready to use it, I do not think that now is the time to go to war against Saddam Hussein.
Michel Aflaq Arab nationalism is not a theory but the source of all theories
Michel Aflaq Nationalism is spiritual and all-embracing, in the sense that it opens its arms to and spreads its wings over all those who have shared with the Arabs their history and have lived in the environment of their language and culture for generations, so that they have become Arab in thought and feeling. There is no fear that nationalism will clash with religion, for, like religion, it flows from the heart and issues from the will of God; they walk arm in arm, supporting each other, especially when religion represents the genius of the nationality and is in harmony with its nature.
Michel Aflaq Communism is Western, and alien to everything Arab, having absolutely no connection to Arab history, intellectual traditions, and way of life in either the past or the present
Michel Aflaq If I was asked to define socialism, I would not seek its definition in the texts of Marx or Lenin. I would rather say: it is the religion of life, and the triumph of life over death. By opening the door of employment for everyone, and allowing the gifts and virtues of all human beings to blossom, flower and be fruitful, it preserves what rightfully belongs to life, leaving death nothing but dried meat and rotten bones.
Michel Aflaq A day will come when the nationalists will find themselves the only defenders of Islam. They will have to give a special meaning to it if they want the Arab nation to have a good reason for survival.
Dinesh D'Souza We are caught in the Middle East in supporting the bad guys in order to get rid of the worse guys.
Rush Limbaugh And now the liberals want to stop President Reagan from selling chemical warfare agents and military equipment to Saddam Hussein and why? Because Saddam 'allegedly' gassed a few Kurds in his own country. Mark my words. All of this talk of Saddam Hussein being a 'war criminal' or 'committing crimes against humanity' is the same old thing. LIBERAL HATE SPEECH!
Dick Cheney The question in my mind then is how many additional American casualties is Saddam worth? And the answer is not very damned many.
Saud Al-Feisal Saddam Hussein was not the cause of the problems of Iraq. He was the symptom of the problems of Iraq.
Bernard Kouchner Saddam Hussein was perhaps the most bloodthirsty dictator after Hitler and Stalin. We can defend the oil of Kuwait, but not the people of Iraq.
Dick Cheney Are you going to take care of this guy or not?
Ehud Barak If one single chemical warhead falls on Israel, we’ll hit Iraq with everything we have got. . . . look at your watch and forty minutes later an Iraqi city will be reduced to ashes.
Richard A. Gephardt We have to deal with it diplomatically if we can, militarily if we must.
Susan Sontag People do these things to other people. Not just in Nazi concentration camps and in Abu Ghraib when it was run by Saddam Hussein. Americans, too, do them when they have permission. When they are told or made to feel that those over whom they have absolute power deserve to be mistreated, humiliated, tormented. They do them when they are led to believe that the people they are torturing belong to an inferior, despicable race or religion. For the meaning of these pictures is not just that these acts were performed, but that their perpetrators had no sense that there was anything wrong in what the pictures show.
John Kerry What we need now is not just a regime change in Saddam Hussein and Iraq, but we need a regime change in the United States.
Philip Agee … in the decade since the end of the Cold War until September 11th, the US security establishment - the political class, the CIA, the people who fought the Cold War - had no real enemy to focus on. True, they had Saddam Hussein for a while, and they might have had a minor enemy here, another one there. But there was no real worldwide threat similar to that of the Cold War. Well, now it seems that they have one again. What this means is that the United States is going to be in this for quite some time. I have feeling that it is going to go on for ten or 15 years.
Ali Saleh Saadi We came to power on a CIA train.
Stephen Hadley Thinking back, I now wonder if our mistake may have been in not considering whether the reason Saddam Hussein was so secretive about his weapons of mass destruction capabilities was not because he had the weapons and wanted to conceal them, but because he did not have them and he wanted to hide that.
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An Arab country does not have the right to occupy another Arab country. God forbid, if Iraq should deviate from the right path, we would want the Arabs to send their armies to put things right. If Iraq should become intoxicated by its power and move to overwhelm another Arab state, the Arabs would be right to deploy their armies to check it. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
Anyone, who intentionally takes part in an action intended to harm the state government, the unity of the state or the security of its territory, will be hanged Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Cutting necks is better than cutting the means of living. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Hate them and strike them. War & Peace
I've always preferred to make my decisions without the involvement of others. My decisions are hard, harsh, just like the desert. I've always related my behavior to the desert. Usually it looks so quiet and kind, but suddenly it erupts with rage, mightily fighting the gusts of storms and gales. And this outburst of the desert's rage gave me the feeling that I was on the brink of the end of time. Leaders & Leadership
My country is not the gasoline pump for America. Energy
Our nation has a message. That is why it can never be an average nation. Throughout history our nation has either soared to the heights or fallen into the abyss through the envy, conspiracy and enmity of others. States. Nations & Nationhood
The nature of American society makes it impossible for the U. S. to bear tens of thousands of casualties in one battle. War & Peace
Unless the woman is liberated, there is no freedom in Iraqi land. Equality & Equal Opportunity
We entered the war with 12 divisions...now we have about 70. War & Peace
Allah is on our side. That is why we will beat the aggressor.
Baghdad is determined to force the Mongols of our age to commit suicide at its gates.
I am not going to answer to this so-called court, out of respect for the truth and the will of the Iraqi people. I've said what I've said, and I'm not guilty. Truth ;Respect
I am not guilty, I am innocent.
I didn't say 'former president,' I said 'president,' and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution, including immunity from prosecution.
I said I'm the president of Iraq... I did not say deposed.
If you are Iraqi, you know who I am... and you know that I do not tire. I am the president of Iraq and I refuse to answer these questions because this court is illegitimate.
Politics is when you say you are going to do one thing while intending to do another. Then you do neither what you said nor what you intended. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Remember the valiant Iraqi peasant and how he shot down an American Apache with an old weapon.
There is much to be said for having an experienced international jurist who is entirely unconnected with the allied invaders, on the tribunal.
Those who fight in God's cause will be victorious. Religion & God
We are not intimidated by the size of the armies, or the type of hardware the US has brought.
We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons.
Who are you and what are you?... I need to know.
You know me... If you are Iraqi, you know me.