From Friends of Saddam: "Saddam wiped out a people and the migratory fly way of millions of birds. What used to be the home of a million people is now a desert and the birds have died. This was the 2nd Genocide on Kofi Annan's watch. ..."
...and he did it for the French oil giant Total at their request.
My friend, it was just beeznezz you understand, no?