His political ideas derived initially from the pan-Arab nationalism of President
Nasser in Egypt, a country he visited as a young man, where he is thought to have begun his long association with the US intelligence
services. The chosen vehicle for his ambitions was the pan-Arab Ba’ath Party, which espoused a variant of the revolutionary
socialist rhetoric that was fashionable at the time.
Article is derogatory but sheds some light on what Saddam's enemies think.
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