Is it a coincidence that the verdict and sentencing to death of Saddam Hussein have arrived two days before the pivotal U.S. Congressional Elections? I would argue that the timings are not only fortuitous, but constructed to create maximum PR. Well prepared forward planning indicates that forethought was given to where the President would be. […]
Oh how we lapped it up. It was just before Christmas 2003, and I’m sure the US administration felt it deserved a lovely present. I know the British tabloids did. ‘Eight months after Baghdad fell, US soldiers found the dishevelled former leader of Iraq six feet under, hiding in a hole in the ground.’ claimed […]
I’ve also been interviewing Ali al-Bayati, Chairman of the Revolutionary Council in Iraq who – it emerges – had been warning the west about Saddam’s true nature since as far back as 1975. Which clearly convinced the west that here was a man we should be doing business with.