Sunday, January 27, 2008

60 minutes interview with George Piro

Tonight 60 minutes aired and interview with an FBI investigator named George Piro who spoke to Saddam Hussein for several months after his arrest.

A couple of things were revealed, for the first time that I am aware:

All WMD had been destroyed, unlike all the lies told by GBW and his cronies.

Kuwait practically begged for the Iraqi invasion by insulting Iraqi women in a meeting with the Iraqi foreign ambassador.

Scott Pelley conveniently forgot to ask the obvious questions. As a result, my first google search indicates that right wingers believe this is confirmation of their beliefs that Iraq needed to be attacked.

From the CBS website you can read most of the interview.

The trashy interview ends with this:

Piro says Saddam expected to die and that it didn't bother him.

Why not?

"Well, his answer was is he was 67 at the time. He had lived longer than the average Arab male lived in the Middle East. He had a wonderful life. Got to be the leader of the cradle of civilization. And in his opinion, of course, had a significant impact on that country. The region. The world. So he was not bothered by having to face death," Piro says.

"No remorse? No concern for the kinds of things that he had ordered and done?" Pelley asks.

"No. No remorse," Piro says. "No regret."


Do you think we can expect Scott Pelley to ask the same questions of GW Bush?

No. Of course not.

Edited to add link to Consortium news article on the Pelley's complicity with Bush's lies

3 comments:

ilyka said...

I missed this. I'll have to hunt up the transcript. But:

Kuwait practically begged for the Iraqi invasion by insulting Iraqi women in a meeting with the Iraqi foreign ambassador.

That seems victim-blaming to me. I may be biased because I knew some Kuwaiti immigrants back when I lived in Dallas, but honestly, I think that's as poor an excuse as "Iraq harbors teh terrorists and has WMD no, rilly, we swear," for an invasion. Was more said about this that I'm missing?

Ravenmn said...

Yeah, that was poorly worded on my part. But between this relevation and the fact that U.S. state department rep told Saddam that the U.S. would not react if Iraq invaded Kuwait, it was certainly an attempt to wave a red flag in the front of the enraged bull that was Saddam Hussein.

Renegade Eye said...

That is true that the State Dept, representative, gave Saddam a signal, it was OK to invade Kuwait.