Laugh and Cry Videos

Video 2.24

Laugh and Cry

Saddam would choose very wisely exactly whom he would associate with, befriending people to establish contacts and communications which would be of use to him. When Saddam chose his friends, those individuals would soon be subject to his rules and his plans, creating a very isolating situation for those involved. One of these acquaintances describes her situation with Saddam, as her family were made Saddam's unofficial as Jesters, living what seemed an 'everyday' life in Iraq to entertain the dictator's idyllic visions. In doing so, the family would have to conduct informal rules of engagemenT, laughing when Saddam laughed, crying when he cried.


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