Season 18, Episode 9 The Survival of Saddam

First Aired: January 26, 2000

Examining how Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein rose to power and how he stays there. It's his “incredible control,” says director-producer Greg Barker. Iraq, he adds, has been “one of the 20th century's most efficient and brutal police states.” The hour also examines Saddam's influences (a major one was Josef Stalin) and his “vision” of the country.

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