FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2002 file photo, Iraqi Vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri salutes during a cermony at the huge Martyrs Monument in Baghda

 

              FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2002 file photo, Iraqi  Vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri salutes during a cermony at the huge Martyrs Monument in Baghda
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2002 file photo, Iraqi Vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri salutes during a cermony at the huge Martyrs Monument in Baghdad, Iraq. The highest ranking member of Saddam Hussein's ousted regime, still at large, says Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait was a tarp planned by the United States, Israel and Iran. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, in a two-part online interview with Egypt’s Al-Ahram online newspaper posted Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 and Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, said Iraq’s occupation was “a result of an American imperialist, Zionist and Farsi (Iranian) plan... they set the Kuwait issue as a well-planned tarp in which the Iraqi leadership fell in.”(AP Photo/Jassim Mohammed, File)