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Joseph Wilson

Joseph Wilson, chargé d’affaires at the US Embassy in Baghdad
during Desert Shield, was the last US diplomat to meet with Saddam
Hussein. He is an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute in
Washington, DC.


  • PoliticsFebruary 13, 2003

    Republic or Empire?

    As the senior American diplomat in Baghdad during Desert Shield, I advocated a muscular US response to Saddam's brutal annexation of Kuwait in flagrant violation of the United Nations charter.

    Joseph Wilson