Saddam Hussein

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Saddam Hussein



Saddam Hussein was born April 28th, 1937. He was born in a place called Tikrit District, in Iraq.
At the age of 9 months Saddam became an orphan, he was raised by his Uncle, Khairallah
Talfah, an anti colonialist, who led an unsuccessful coup and bid for independence in
1941. (Axelrod, Dictators and Tyrants, p.145)

Saddam has been the president of Iraq since 1979. He was a strong believer in terrorism,
and he supported it as well. He is chairman of the Revolutionary Common Council of the
Baath Party, which sets the government policies. Using Iraq's huge petroleum resources ,
Hussein supervised a successful development program in the 1970's. This was hulted by a
war between Iraq and Iran from 1980 until 1988, when a cease-fire was declared. Hussein
now was known for his ruthless actions. For example in the 1980's he used chemical
weapons against Kurdish people of Iraq, who were seeking self government. ( Le Gall,
World Book Encyclopedia, p.457).

In August 1990, Hussein ordered Iraqi forces to invade Kuwait. He accused Kuwait of
violating oil production limits set by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
(OPEC), thus lowering the price of oil. Hussein announced that his country had annexed
Kuwait.

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