“According to [Iranian] President [Abulhassan] Bani-Sadr and the New York Times, [President Jimmy] Carter’s desire to explore the possibility of a clandestine alliance with Saddam resulted in a top-secret meeting taking place in Amman, Jordan, during the first week of July 1980 between Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter’s national security adviser, and Saddam Hussein. According to the Times, the purpose of the meeting was to discuss ways that the United States and Iraq could coordinate their activities ‘to oppose Iran’s reckless policies.’ “ [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Con Coughlin, Saddam: His Rise and Fall, Page 192