- Peter Bergen: Donald Trump is correct in saying Saddam Hussein repressed terrorist groups, as he did all forms of rebellion and dissent
- U.S. authorities spread false story of connection between Saddam and terrorists, which was used to help justify Iraq war, Bergen says
Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of the new book, "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists." This piece was adapted in part from his book, "The Longest War."
(CNN)Occasionally Donald Trump says something that is politically incorrect but which also happens to be true.