CIA Interrogator Reveals Saddam Hussein Predicted Rise of ISIS & U.S. Failure in Iraq
In this video produced by Democracy Now! and translated by acTVism Munich volunteers into German, Amy Goodman and Juan González continue the conversation with John Nixon, a CIA analyst who was the first person to interrogate Saddam Hussein after his capture circa 15 years ago. Nixon surfaces that much of what the CIA believed they knew about Saddam Hussein at the time of the invasion was wrong. For example, Nixon’s interrogation of Hussein revealed that by 2003, Hussein had largely turned over power to his aides, so he could concentrate on writing a novel and that there was no program of weapons of mass destruction. Hussein had also warned of the rise of „Sunni extremism“ in the region, which he believed the U.S invasion would ignite. These warnings, Nixon claims, were ignored by the highest authorities in Washington.
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VIDEO: CIA Interrogator Reveals Saddam Hussein Predicted Rise of ISIS & U.S. Failure in Iraq
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