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Submitted by rick (United States), Apr 25, 2006 at 14:56

Saddam was a defeated leader after 1991 but that apparently didn't dampen his imagination. Plus he had lots of cash thanks to kofi annan and the UN to allow his imagination full reign. A dictator who with a wave of a hand could have you sent to your death or the death and torture of your family was sure to have a plentiful supply of "yes" men around.

"Yes" ,Saddam we can defeat the son of Bush. Yes, Saddam we can destroy Israel. Yes, Saddam we will become strong again and destroy the hated Shi'a regime in Iran. Yes Saddam the masses will honor you from Mecca to Jersualem. The more the better, right?

Ok, but what happens when Saddam himself begins to believe his own lies?

But, one thing I would like to have explained.

What was on the truck convoy that traveled from Iraq to Syria just prior to the US invasion and which we took satellite photos of but never knew what what exactly was underneath the tarpelin on those trucks.

And another question to our military.

Even though we knew we were going to war with Iraq why did we allow Saddam to transfer big items to Syria? Was it because we thought any military hardware sent by Saddam out-of-the-country would not be used aganist us once we were in the country?

Still comes back to haunt us now though, doesn't it?

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