Saddam Hussein: Dictator, Tactician, Survivor

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Iraqi officials said today they are willing to deal with gaps in their 12,000-page report about Iraq-s weapons programs, and even invited the CIA to join weapons inspectors now in the country. Is Saddam Hussein really trying to avoid war, or just to postpone it? What does his past behavior tell us about what he-s likely to do now? Knowing what it has known for years about the brutal dictator, should the US have acted differently in the past? As the US continue its preparations for war, we look to Saddam-s past to better understand what he-ll do in the future with former members of his regime, the US State Department and the CIA, including a member of the team that organized a 1995 coup attempt against the Iraqi dictator.
Sara Terry guest hosts.
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