This is a very interesting article. Thanks Gates of Vienna for the tip
Iraq: Aziz urges Obama to not ‘leave the country to wolves’
Baghdad, 6 Aug. (AKI) – Tariq Aziz urged the United States to not withdraw its troops from Iraq because doing so would signify “leaving Iraq to the wolves.”
In an interview with The Guardian newspaper from his prison cell, Saddam Hussein’s former loyal deputy expressed his disappointment with American president.
“I thought he was going to correct some of the mistakes of Bush,” the paper quoted Aziz as saying from his jail cell in north Baghdad. “But Obama is a hypocrite. He is leaving Iraq to the wolves.”
“We are all victims of America and Britain,” Aziz told the British daily, in his first interview since being captured following the fall of Baghdad around seven years ago. “They killed our country in many ways. When you make a mistake you need to correct a mistake, not leave Iraq to its death.”
Aziz said he kept the world guessing about the possible existence of an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction more to appear strong to Iraq’s regional rival Iran than to taunt the US and Britain.
“Partially it was about Iran,” Aziz was quoted as saying. “They had waged war on us for eight years, so we Iraqis had a right to deter them. Saddam was a proud man. He had to defend the dignity of Iraq. He had to show that he was neither wrong nor weak.
“Now Iran is building a weapons program. Everybody knows it and nobody is doing anything. Why?”