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From the Vaults: Iraq: September 30, 1980

In From the Vaults, Iraq on April 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM

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.

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