Poll: Does Saddam's WMD Deceit Matter?

Poll: Does Saddam's WMD Deceit Matter?

This week on 60 Minutes, Saddam Hussein's interrogator shared various confessions of the late Iraqi president. FBI field agent George Piro, one of 50 Arabic-speaking agents, met with the dictator everyday after his capture.


Piro managed to get an explanation about Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction from Saddam. Piro recounted:

"He told me that most of the WMD had been destroyed by the U.N. inspectors in the '90s. And those that hadn't been destroyed by the inspectors were unilaterally destroyed by Iraq."

When asked why Saddam kept the destruction a secret, risking his nation and his life, Piro explained:

"It was very important for him to project that because that was what kept him, in his mind, in power. That capability kept the Iranians away. It kept them from re-invading Iraq."

Apparently, Saddam underestimated the United States' plan for invasion.

Click here for more details regarding Piro's fascinating relationship with Saddam.

Does Saddam's confession— that his worries about an Iranian invasion kept him from revealing the truth about the lack of WMD—change your opinion about the road to war with Iraq?
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