December 13, 2013

My Night with Saddam Hussein

Mark Green, US News & World Report

AP Photo

Ten years ago today, at around 8:30 p.m. Baghdad time, U.S. Special Forces pulled a cowering Saddam Hussein from a hole in the earth. By sheer happenstance, I wound up spending that night with him and an interpreter, engaging in a conversation that even now seems surreal to me.

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