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    • Dav
    • 05.01.07 | 15:43 (IST)

    Few people would disagree that Saddam was a bad guy. But was he so different from other dictators around the world that Americans have supported in the past? The one act that Americans harp on all the time was that he gassed his own people in the 1980s. This no doubt refers to the Al-Anfal campaign from March 1987 to April 1989 in which an estimated 182,000 Iraqi Kurds were killed using chemical weapons. But at the time America continued to support Saddam until he invaded Kuwait in 1991. So, at the time, it was no big deal to them. This was during the term of the now venerated President Reagan and the first President Bush.

    from the article: History and Hussein's hanging
    First published 00:00 04.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.01.07
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