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1998 Ron Paul Chapter 12

We Encouraged Saddam Hussein

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12 February 1998


1998 Ron Paul 12:1
Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?

Mr. HORN. I yield to the gentleman from Texas.

1998 Ron Paul 12:2
Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I would like to make two points. The other gentleman from California makes a good point about the character of Saddam Hussein, but my colleagues have to remember and have to realize that he was a close ally that we encouraged for 8 years during the 1980s, so we helped build him up, which contradicts this whole policy. I would like to see a more consistent policy.

1998 Ron Paul 12:3
Then the gentleman brings up the subject: Yes, he may be in the business of developing weapons, but he has gotten help from China and Russia, and possibly from Britain and the United States, and 20 other nations are doing the same thing. So if we are interested in stopping these weapons, we better attack 20 countries. So we have a job on our hands.
Notes:

1998 Ron Paul 12:1 Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield? Here, Ron Paul asks if The Honorable Stephen Horn of California will yield.

1998 Ron Paul 12:2 Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. Here, Ron Paul thanks The Honorable Stephen Horn of California for yielding as requested in 1998 Ron Paul 12:1

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