Weapons of Mind Destruction
OUSTED Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was probably high on drugs when he decided to invade Kuwait in 1990, a former chief of protocol said in a radio interview yesterday.
Issam Rashid Walid, whose book In Saddam’s Shadow is due to be released in French in the coming days, also told Europe 1 radio Saddam had amassed a fortune of about $US35 billion ($44.5 billion) through various companies he set up, including many in the Brazilian car industry.
“Saddam was heavily into drugs. He began in 1959, with cannabis, and then when he seized power (in 1979), he used heroin at times. He decided to invade Kuwait because he was probably not in his normal state. He was on drugs and drugs made him lose his mind,” said Walid.
Via Citizen Smash