Strange Bedfellows by Jack Masterson Posted on September 7, 2010 This is a picture of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld meeting with former 'president' of Iraq Saddam Husssein in 1983. During the Iran-Iraq war of 1980 to 1988, the United States supplied heavy armament to both sides. This picture represents both the shifting alliances within and American dominance over the middleast. This entry was posted in September 7 Assignment, TV24. Bookmark the permalink.