157. 12/20/1983

“In the infamous video of [then-Middle East Envoy] Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam Hussein on December 20, 1983, the once and future secretary of defense has been sent by [President] Ronald Reagan at the height of the Iran-Iraq War to assure Hussein of America’s unwavering friendship.”

 – Eugene Jarecki, The American Way of War, Page 102

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