797. 8/15/1995

Saddam’s son-in-law and former Iraqi weapons chief, General Hussein Kamal, defected and spoke with UN weapons inspectors in August 1995. “Kamal had taken thousands of documents about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program out of the country with him. Talking about the 1991 Gulf War, Kamal told the UN inspectors that Saddam had feared a massive U.S. retaliation if chemical or biological weapons were used against coalition troops: ‘They realized that if chemical weapons were used, retaliation would be nuclear. …I ordered the destruction of all chemical weapons. All weapons–chemical, biological, missile, nuclear were destroyed.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Deepak Tripathi, Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan, Page 67

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