Firstly Saddam was US's favored boy for a long time trying to fight Iran ..That is something Iran (who suffered will never forget.) That aside Saddam did have his own WMDs and when he was losing he transferred them to Syria,, Don't think the US gave him weapons,but encouraged him throughout until he became an embarrassment when he invaded Kuwait.And the rest is history. No there are no lies but truth..
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
from the article: Report: Assad says Syria capable of facing Israel