Friday, June 06, 2008

Saddam Hussein's FBI Interrogator George Piro

The CBS program 60 Minutes (1-27-08) has posted videos and the text of a facinating interview with Saddam Hussein's FBI interrogator, a young, Lebanese-American field agent named George Piro.

Agent Piro debriefed Saddam for the Iraq Survey Group, the people whom President Bush sent in to learn what had happened to Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

For a man who drew America into two wars and countless military engagements, we never knew what Saddam Hussein was thinking. But you are going to hear more than has ever been revealed before.

After his capture, Saddam met every day with one man, an American he knew as "Mr. George." George is FBI agent George Piro, who was the front man for a team of FBI and CIA analysts who were trying to answer some of the great mysteries of recent history. What happened to the weapons of mass destruction? Was Saddam in league with al Qaeda? Why did he choose war with the United States? [See the full report]

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