After World War II, the United States saw its role in the world change. The U.S. became the the champion of democracy whose job it was to stop Communism from spreading across the globe. As the Eastern bloc and the U.S.S.R. grew in size, Washington became more and more worried.
One place Washington wanted to make sure the communists would stay out of was the Middle East and the CIA was the vehicle to achieve those goals.
“We came to power on a CIA train.” Ali Saleh Saadi, the Baath Party secretary general
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Said K. Aburish, who worked with Hussein in the 1970s, an author of Saddam Hussein: The Politics of Revenge, has said that
“The CIAs role in the coup against Qassim was substantial. The coup resulted in the return of Hussein to Iraq he was immediately assigned to head the Al-Jihaz al-Khas, the clandestine Baathist Intelligence organization. As such, he was soon involved in the killing of some 5,000 communists”.
A former senior CIA official said:
It was a bit like the mysterious killings of Irans communists just after Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in 1979. All 4,000 of his communists suddenly got killed.
Aburish confirms this saying that:
The relationship between the Americans and the Baath Party at that moment in time was very close indeed.
CIA agents were in touch with army officers who helped in the coup, operated an electronic command center in Kuwait to guide the anti-Qassim forces. Like Indonesia in 1965, they supplied the conspirators with lists of people to be killed. Roger Morris, a former State Department foreign service officer who was on the NSC staff during the Johnson and Nixon administrations said the following:
In 1963, two years after the ill-fated U.S. attempt at overthrow in Cuba known as the Bay of Pigs, the CIA helped organize a bloody coup in Iraq that deposed the Soviet-leaning government of Gen. Abdel-Karim Kassem.  Kassem, who had allowed communists to hold positions of responsibility in his government, was machine-gunned to death. And the country wound up in the hands of the Baath party.
Morris also said this:
“Saddam was a Baath operative studying law in Cairo, one of the venues the CIA chose to plan the coup. [Saddam] was actually on the CIA payroll in those days . Theres no question, Morris says. It was there in Cairo that (Saddam) and others were first contacted by the agency. In 1968, Morris says, the CIA encouraged a palace revolt among Baath party elements led by long-time Saddam mentor Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, who would turn over the reins of power to his ambitious protégé [Saddam] in 1979. Its a regime that was unquestionably midwived by the United States, and the (CIAs) involvement there was really primary
By 1979, Hussein had been the de facto leader of Iraq. This came after he had created security forces and nationalized major industries (such as oil) as vice president under General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr. Once he became the official leader of the country, the following happened:
Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carters National Security Adviser, proposed to Saddam Hussein that he invade Iran and annex Khuzistan, thereby providing Iraq access to the Gulf through the narrow waterway, Shatt-al Arab. The U.S. hoped to use Iraq to counter the radicalism of the Khomeini regime in Iran from spreading to oppressed peoples of the Emirates and to Saudi Arabia. Saddam Hussein was guaranteed financial backing in the form of loans from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and other nations.
Brzezinski thus gave Saddam the green light to invade Iran.
In 1984 Reagan removed Iraq from the State Department list of nations that support terrorism. That year marked the beginning of the War of Cities, This is when major cities in both countries were reduced to rubble. Especially the capitals of Tehran and Baghdad. Both countries targeted the economic infrastructure of the other. A 1985 CIA memo to Director Casey stated,
“Our tilt to Iraq was timely when Iraq was against the ropes and the Islamic Revolution was on a roll”.
When the ban was lifted, Reagan sent an emissary to Baghdad bearing a personal letter for Saddam. That emissary was Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
A declassified official note at the time read:
Saddam Hussein showed obvious pleasure with the Presidents letter and Rumsfelds visits in his remarks.
Rumsfeld also met Saddams foreign minister Tariq Aziz. According to a State Department memo made available by the National Security Archives in Washington, Rumsfeld told Aziz:
The United States and Iraq share many common interests, and that the Reagan administration had a willingness to do more to help Iraq.
In 1984 Tariq Aziz, (now under arrest after being one of the Iraqis most wanted by the U.S. administration), traveled to Washington and met Ronald Reagan at the White House. Following that meeting, the United States made its intelligence in the Gulf available to Iraq on a regular basis, and set up direct links between the CIA and the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.
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