Singing Like Caged Canaries

June 13 by MSNBC — issue – Some of Saddam Hussein’s most notorious former lieutenants have been dishing dirt. Senate investigators looking into prewar U.N. Oil-for-Food deals have named Saddam’s former personal secretary and security chief, Abid Hamid Mahmoud al-Tikriti, former vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan and former foreign minister Tariq Aziz as key witnesses who have provided inside info about Saddam’s regime.

CanariesAziz “sang like a canary” about Saddam’s effort to use oil deals to buy friendship among French, Russian and U.K. politicos. Kay says that Aziz once told him that if the U.S. government released him from prison, he would tour the United States, telling journalists and the public about the evil deeds of the former Iraqi regime, about Saddam’s corruption and about the former dictator’s “demented” mental state. Kay says that when he asked Aziz how the United States could be sure Aziz would keep this bargain, Aziz told him: “Mr. David, because you now own me.”

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