Saturday, September 24, 2011

HBO/BBC MOVIE: House Of Saddam - Part 2

Part 2 of the HBO-BBC mini-series "The House Of Saddam" begins in 1988, just as the Iran-Iraq War has ended in a draw, which Saddam declared a victory. It opens with Saddam's eldest son Uday at a nightclub in Baghdad, which he shoots up, one of his many excesses. Turmoil continues within Saddam's extended family, highlighted by Saddam's assassination of his brother-in-law General Adnan Khairallah, the Minister of Defense. Those problems led to the invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and then the 1991 Gulf War, which is what ends the episode.

1 comment:

An Army Advisor in Iraq said...

I really enjoyed the mini-series, recognizing it for what it is (not a documentary). I thought that at least the first three episodes were reasonably historically accurate, I could pass on the last episode. I used it as part of our pre-deployment train up to give all the advisors in our unit a sense of how paralyzed and dysfunctional Iraqi society is because of him and how he affected two to three generations.