The Saddam interrogation: Ten years after the tyrant’s execution, the CIA agent who grilled him reveals the shattering truth… that everything the US thought it knew was WRONG
In his book, Debriefing The President: The Interrogation Of Saddam Hussein (inset), CIA analyst John Nixon (left) says the ruthless dictator of Iraq, ‘turned our assumptions upside down’. Mr Nixon goes on: ‘Could this burly, unkempt man truly be Saddam Hussein, the ruthless dictator of Iraq? The most wanted man in the world? There was no denying that the man had charisma’. He says Hussein (main image and right) was big – 6ft 1in – and thickly built. Even as a prisoner who was certain to be executed, he exuded an air of importance. In late 2007, Mr Nixon was summoned to give a detailed presentation to George W. Bush at the Oval Office. What kind of a man had Saddam been, he asked?