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... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي Ṣaddām Ḥusayn ʿAbd al-Maǧīd al-Tikrītī 28 April 1937 – 30 December ... a mix of Arab nationalism and Arab socialism—Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup (later referred to as the 17 July Revolution) that brought the party to power in Iraq ... considered capable of overthrowing the government, Saddam created security forces through which he tightly controlled conflict between the government and the armed forces ...
Famous quotes containing the word saddam:
“Theres no telling what might have happened to our defense budget if Saddam Hussein hadnt invaded Kuwait that August and set everyone gearing up for World War II½. Can we count on Saddam Hussein to come along every year and resolve our defense-policy debates? Given the history of the Middle East, its possible.”
—P.J. (Patrick Jake)