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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hussein, Husain, Husayn, Saddam Hussein, Saddam, Saddam bin Hussein at-Takriti(noun)

    Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War (born in 1937)

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  1. Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organisation Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region—which espoused ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and Arab socialism—Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup that brought the party to power in Iraq. As vice president under the ailing General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, and at a time when many groups were considered capable of overthrowing the government, Saddam created security forces through which he tightly controlled conflict between the government and the armed forces. In the early 1970s, Saddam nationalized oil and other industries. The state-owned banks were put under his control, leaving the system eventually insolvent mostly due to the Iran–Iraq War, the Persian Gulf War, and UN sanctions. Through the 1970s, Saddam cemented his authority over the apparatuses of government as oil money helped Iraq's economy to grow at a rapid pace. Positions of power in the country were mostly filled with Sunnis, a minority that made up only a fifth of the population.

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  1. Former Vice President Dick Cheney:

    We stopped Saddam Hussein, we stopped their program. I think we did a lot.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    First of all, the world is better off because Saddam Hussein is no longer in charge in Iraq.

  3. Rand Paul:

    Russia's influence in this area has become greater since Saddam Hussein was toppled, so the Iraq War has led to a chaotic situation.

  4. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf:

    He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man. (describing Saddam Hussein of Iraq, 1991)

  5. Bill Clinton:

    I told him to go to Saddam Hussein, call him and tell him that I have no interest in killing him or hunting him down. I'm not fooling with him. I just don't want his chemical and biological program going forward.

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