Saddam son calls to prepare Iraqis for war
President Saddam Hussein's elder son Uday urged his father's regime to prepare the Iraqi population for war.
"The Iraqi population must be ... prepared on the psychological, military and national levels to oppose any enemy attack and support the burden of the war that risks being more ferocious than that of 1991," Uday said in reference to the Gulf War over Kuwait.
In a document presented to parliament at a special session to review the threat of US attack, Uday, himself an MP, called for "strict security measures and the satisfaction of the basic needs of citizens" to avoid a repeat of the "treacherous acts" which Iraq witnessed in 1991.
Meanwhile, a senior United States defense official said Monday Washington has yet to decide how to deal with Saddam Hussein. The Deputy Secretary of Defence, Paul Wolfowitz said that the Iraqi leader was too dangerous a threat to ignore and would have to be tackled.
"September 11 is nothing compared to what chemical, biological and nuclear weapons could do," he told reporters during a brief visit to American troops at Bagram air base in Afghanistan on Monday. (Albawaba.com)
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