Thursday, July 01, 2004

Two sides to every story

Saddam Hussein is a destestable man. A man who committed ruthless acts against his own country. A man willing to have people tortured maimed and killed to keep power. Having said that, I found a quote in an AP article that shows there may have been more to the Kuwait war than we have been told.

"How could Saddam be tried over Kuwait, that said it will reduce Iraqi women to 10-dinar prostitutes?" Saddam asked, referring to himself in the third person. "He defended Iraq's honor and revived its historical rights over those dogs."

Is it possible that Kuwait was threatening Iraq? That Kuwait wasn't the total innocent? It seems likely in an area with continuously warring factions. Certainly not justification for the atrocities committed in Kuwait, but certainly an interesting context. (if true)