terrorists Hosni Mubarak, Saddam Hussein, and Yasser Arafat pose for a photo during a meeting in Baghdad, 1988

terrorists Hosni Mubarak, Saddam Hussein, and Yasser Arafat pose for a photo during a meeting in Baghdad, 1988

Recent history is recorded at a museum in the former offices of Saddam Hussein's secret police. A statue of a Kurdish prisoner is cuffed to a handrail there.

Kurdistan: Out of the shadows

Recent history is recorded at a museum in the former offices of Saddam Hussein's secret police. A statue of a Kurdish prisoner is cuffed to a handrail there.

Saddam Hussein becomes the leader of Iraq. He leads his men into the battle between Iraq-Iraq War.

Saddam Hussein becomes the leader of Iraq. He leads his men into the battle between Iraq-Iraq War.

Despot: Saddam Hussein (pictured center, with King Hussein of Jordan, far left, in 1990) had a torture room built into Iraq's New York Mission building when he assumed power in 1979

Saddam Hussein built torture dungeon in New York City building

Despot: Saddam Hussein (pictured center, with King Hussein of Jordan, far left, in 1990) had a torture room built into Iraq's New York Mission building when he assumed power in 1979

Iraq's then-President Saddam Hussein fires a rifle in Baghdad on Nov. 20, 2000. Saddam fired two rifle shots to kick off festivities celebrating Iraq's commitment to liberating the holy city from Israeli rule. When U.S. leaders decided it was time to depose Saddam Hussein, he made the perfect foil. He was cocky and cunning. He looked dangerous and deranged standing at rallies firing a rifle into the air - conduct unbecoming a head of government.

Iraq's then-President Saddam Hussein fires a rifle in Baghdad on Nov. 20, 2000. Saddam fired two rifle shots to kick off festivities celebrating Iraq's commitment to liberating the holy city from Israeli rule. When U.S. leaders decided it was time to depose Saddam Hussein, he made the perfect foil. He was cocky and cunning. He looked dangerous and deranged standing at rallies firing a rifle into the air - conduct unbecoming a head of government.

Iraqi vice-president Saddam Hussein (C), stands with Cuban President Fidel Castro (L) and Defense minister General Raul Castro (R), 30 January 1979 in Havana, during his visit to Cuba.

Iraqi vice-president Saddam Hussein (C), stands with Cuban President Fidel Castro (L) and Defense minister General Raul Castro (R), 30 January 1979 in Havana, during his visit to Cuba.

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