April 11, 2003
The Secret History, or, The Little Friend

A good wrap-up from the UPI of the CIA's involvement in setting and propping up Saddam.

spied in the carroll street station this a.m., graffito: "I Love Saddam."

Posted by dbrown at April 11, 2003 11:31 AM

PBS ran an interesting Frontline about a month ago, called "The Long Road to War." The web site has a timeline that sums up that road.

My personal fave is 1986 and the picture of Richard Murphy, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, explaining to Saddam how the U.S. had been selling arms to Iran. I'm just curious how you start that convo: "So, um, you might be hearing some things in the news about us and Iran..."

Posted by: elia on April 11, 2003 12:08 PM
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