U.S.-Iraqi Relations and the Kurdish Genocide

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Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein faces charges of genocide for allegedly ordering attacks on Kurdish population centers in northern Iraq in the late 1980s, in some cases using poison gas to wipe out entire villages.

Peter Galbraith, the former U.S. ambassador to Croatia and an expert on Kurdish politics, talks with Madeleine Brand about the trial and America's relationship with the Hussein regime.

After reports of the killings surfaced, the Reagan administration refused to back tough sanctions against Iraq.



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