Verbatim: Jan. 22, 2007

"It exterminates thousands and forces them not to eat or drink, and they will have to evacuate their homes without taking anything with them, until we can finally purge them."

SADDAM HUSSEIN, the late Iraqi dictator, on a tape recorded in the 1980s that reveals his plans to murder Kurds with chemical weapons. The recording was played Jan. 8 at the trial of those accused in the 1988 Anfal genocide campaign against the Kurds

"I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear. The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."


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