69. 7/16/1979

“Immediately after seizing the presidency [of Iraq, on July 16, 1979], he [Saddam Hussein] convened an assembly of all Baath Party leaders, read the names of sixty-eight members whom he labeled ‘disloyal,’ and had them arrested. Twenty-two were later sentenced to death.”

 – Ricardo S. Sanchez with Donald T. Phillips, Wiser in Battle, Page 37

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