This Ex-CIA Agent Has Just Revealed What Interrogating Saddam Hussein Was Like – And It Sounds Crazy

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Image: via BBC / Image: Iraq Special Tribunal-Pool/Getty Images
Image: via BBC News / Iraq Special Tribunal-Pool/Getty Images

In a small, dark room somewhere in Iraq, John Nixon is about to come face to face with one of history’s most notorious dictators. So it is that he approaches a bedraggled-looking man with a wild beard, sitting without shackles or restraints. Is this really the most wanted person in the world?

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Image: INA/Getty Images

Saddam Hussein became Iraq’s president in 1979, and during his time as leader the Middle Eastern country made many enemies around the world. Then, when U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003, Saddam and his supporters withdrew to the capital, Baghdad.

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Image: RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images
Image: RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images

Later, on April 9, millions tuned in to watch a group of U.S. Marines topple a 39-foot statue of Saddam in Baghdad’s Firdos Square. The Iraqi government had fallen – and its leader subsequently disappeared.

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