Saddam Hussein was the sixth president of Iraq who served from 1979-2003. Hussein led a very violent life. Starting at the age of twenty-one, he was arrested for murdering his brother-in-law, a communist. After spending six months in jail, he joined the Baath assassination squad and attempted to ambush Iraq’s military leader, General Abdel-Karim Kassem. After the failure of this task, Saddam Hussein fled and spent the next four years in Syria and Egy...
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