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Saddam Hussein Pretended to have WMD's Part 1 of 3

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Published on Jan 28, 2008

60 Minutes interviews George Piro, the F.B.I. agent assigned to interrogate Saddam Hussein.

Saddam Hussein "pretended to possess weapons of mass destruction" to prevent a possible Iranian attack but never thought that America would invade Iraq and overthrow him.

The deposed Iraqi dictator, who was executed in 2006, revealed these to FBI's special agent George Piro who interrogated him after his capture in 2003.

"For him, it was critical that he was seen as still the strong, defiant Saddam. He thought that (faking having the weapons) would prevent the Iranians from re-invading Iraq,"

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