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Iranian Editorial: Saddam Must Confess

Iran: Editorial says Saddam's confession to being "US pawn" might deter attack
FROM: BBC Monitoring Middle East - Political; London; Oct 31, 2002

Text of editorial by Mohammad Reza Tafqadi entitled "Saddam must confess", published by Iranian newspaper Resalat on 23 October

News reports seem to indicate that America intends to attack Iraq and overthrow Saddam.

Although this aim is hard to believe for the pawn with whose help America has achieved as much of its objectives as possible and by whose deliberate and perhaps calculated behaviour the army of the world-devouring imperialism has been put in the remotest parts of the Middle East and Persian Gulf all the way to east Asia and Afghanistan. Nonetheless, bearing in mind that the world of politics is an extremely complex and strange world, we leave room for one possibility out of thousand that perhaps out of sense of ambition, pride or self-aggrandizement Saddam, an American- trained pawn, has today turned anti-American and anti-Zionist to the extent of forcing them to eliminate him.

Now were to assume this possibility, then, in order to prove his enmity towards America and the Zionist regime, what remains for Saddam is to repent about his past, with an act of revelation to uncover America's encouragement and goading to attack Iran and Kuwait and to recite the behind-the- scene saga relating to the bombing of Halabjah with chemical weapons at the court of the Generous Creator and his own people with repentance and in so doing to lighten his burden, hoping that perhaps the world's people, particularly Muslims, would become more aware of the world's arrogance's plot led by America and the anti- human Zionist regime and accept his repentance.

Even though the criminal America's agents and some of the Western and European countries have admitted the fact (namely assisting and arming Saddam in war), nonetheless hearing the story from his own mouth and in full would certainly contribute a great deal to deterring America from attacking Iraq and its oppressed people. Confession at the last moments of historic life would make a great impact on the audience and it could even be helpful. If Saddam has turned anti-American, then such a service to enlightening the international public opinion would deserve to be applauded.

Credit: Resalat, Tehran, in Persian 23 Oct 02 p 3

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