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Inside Hussein's Iraq

January 06, 1991

The article on Iraq mentioned how well Hitler and his "Mein Kampf" are liked. There is another aspect to Hitler and Iraq. During World War II, Hitler's Afrika Korps fought to conquer Egypt. Hitler would not have stopped at Egypt but would have pressed on to conquer British India, which meant taking over the Middle East, which includes Iraq. Germany was involved in setting up a pro-Nazi government in Iraq in 1941, so it definitely had plans for the region. If the German army had reached British India, the occupied Middle East and its population would have been a burden to the Nazis, and we know full well how the Nazis treated such "surplus populations."

ROBERT MARINCIN

Fullerton

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