“Sadly they are dealing with my father as if he were not human. My father has girls, and his girls have children … his grandchildren … so they should consider the human side.” – Raghad Hussein, Daughter of Saddam, speaking about her fathers “Fruit of the Loom” photos. And she continues:
“They think that my father has a lack of concern for human rights, but regardless of the details, the Americans should be humanitarian in dealing with his family, because we are human. Saddam has three young ladies and they have children, I have five and Rena has four, and Hala has two … Therefore, our father is very dear to us … His grandchildren love him a lot. Why aren’t humanitarian factors taken into account?
She continued by saying that her son Ali is 20-years-old, and said to her, “Oh mother, this is to be expected. It will be bad for them before it will be bad for us.” As for the rest of the children, Mrs. Hussein said, “their eyes were filled with questions. Why is all this happening to us? Why at this moment, does the whole world is see us as the big enemy.”
She demanded that the Americans consider that Saddam Hussein has daughters and grandsons that are affected by what happens to him. She described her father as having loved the people and his family. “He is a kind father and cared very much about every detail of our lives.”
Can there be a better example of the phrase, “the Devil is in the details?”
Raghad Hussein’s selective memory has forgotten a couple of important details that illustrate Saddam’s care for his family. Raghad and sister Rana are both widows thanks to a brotherly slaughter believed to have been organized by Rana and Raghad’s brothers, Uday and Qusay, at Saddam’s request.
And by the way Raghad, just how is life in Jordanian exile? Have you read the latest Danielle Steele bodice-ripper yet?
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Cross posted On the Third Hand