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Why Did Saddam Hussein Fail to Use WMD If He Had Them?

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Submitted by Joseph M. Ellis (United States), Oct 8, 2003 at 20:33

Dr. Pipes,

My curiosity is piqued. If Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, why did he not use them--especially when he realized he was losing the war? Certainly, he didn't care if, for example, the wind were to shift and his own troops would end up suffering the effects of a chemical or biological weapon.

Any thoughts on this?
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