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08/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Saddam And Bush Had Same Position On Geneva Convention:

Saddam Hussein vs. George W. Bush on the Geneva Conventions

FBI Interrogation of Saddam Hussein, March 13, 2004

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(S) Regarding limitations placed on the Iraqi military during this time period [when Iraqi troops were crushing the post-Gulf War uprising in 1991], Hussein asked, "What do you mean by limits?" Hussein denied that the Geneva convention applied to this situation, claiming it only applied to wars. Hussein claimed that with respect to the internal conflict, the Geneva Convention applied only to situations when an occupying power is another country. He claimed that the Geneva Convention was applicable [sic] to attempted coups or internal unrest involving crimes such as burning and looting.

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