At the outset of the Iran/Iraq War, Saddam Hussein addressed the Iraqi population. He justified his attack on Iran with the following words:
This glorious hour for the Iraqi Army is preparing it to liberate Palestine: victories against Iran are paving the road to Jerusalem.*
It should not be necessary to say that Saddam would have done well to consult a map before he made this claim.
*Shahram Chubin and Charles Tripp, Iran and Iraq at War, (Westview Press, 1988),p144.