One piece of the case against Saddam Hussein that I had accepted unequivocally until now was that he intentionally gassed the Kurdish village of Halabja as an act of genocide. Somehow I missed a New York Times opinion piece from January by Stephen Pelletiere (who has impressive credentials) that states that the Halabja gassing occurred during the course of a battle between Iraq and Iran, and that the citizens of Halabja may have been killed by Iranian chemical weapons. I don’t think this alters the current equation, but I found it shocking enough to mention.