It Won't Work On Handcuffs, Saddam
You know, it's a dog eat dog world in politics, and the bigger the dogs, the bigger the bites they take out of you. Man's best friend one day, is a country's enemy the next.
Okay, it wasn't the next day. It was some 20+ years later, but the truth is, not only was Saddam Hussein once welcomed on American soil, arms and doors were opened to him, especially in Detroit, where he was presented with the key to the city in 1980.
Keep in mind, at that time Hussein was a puppet of the American government, in their cozy little cabal with Iraq, against Iran. The year of the great key caper, Pastor Jacob Yasso of Detroit, who had the honor of handing over the key, had visited Iraq and been taken back by the warm welcome, which followed hard on the heels of Iraq's criticism of his support to nationalize Iraq's schools.
Yasso and 25 other Chaldean Catholics were treated to an expenses paid tour of Iraq, and given a $200,000 check by Hussein, which paid off the church's debt and built them a community center.
Twenty-three years later Yasso would recall that his final words to Hussein, were that they would like to see Iraq in faithful hands. Hussein replied that it was.