A CIA investigator reveals part of his interrogation of Saddam, and two things the latter discovered 30 seconds after the meeting • Al Marsad Newspaper

Al-Marsad Newspaper: An American intelligence officer, of Lebanese origin, revealed part of his interrogation of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, after his arrest in December 2003.

The intelligence officer, George Biro, said in an interview with CNN that when he met Saddam for the first time, the latter discovered and within the first 30 seconds only two things about him, when he told him that his name was George Biro.

He pointed out that Saddam immediately asked him, “Are you Lebanese?” Piro told him that his parents are Lebanese.

“Saddam” returned to ask him, “Are you a Christian?”, and “Biro” explained that he told him at the time, “Do you have a problem with that?” However, the former Iraqi president did not express any objection, but said to him: “I love the Lebanese.”

Biro pointed out that the duration of his interrogation of Saddam lasted about seven months, extending daily between 5 and seven hours a day.

Piro reported that, through those interrogations, he discovered that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and that Saddam despised the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden.