No wonder Saddam fell so far behind on his weapons programs, he was suffering a-motivational syndrome from smoking all that hash. Ananova reports: A former senior aide of Saddam Hussein claims the dictator was probably high on drugs when he decided to invade Kuwait in 1990. IIssam Rashid Walid, Iraq's ex-Chief of Protocol, says Saddam frequently used drugs such as cannabis and heroin. Walid, who is now based in London, is releasing a book titled In Saddam's Shadow, which is due to be released in French. He said: "Saddam was heavily into drugs. He began in 1959, with cannabis, and then when he seized power (in 1979), he used heroin at times. "He decided to invade Kuwait because he was probably not in his normal state. He was on drugs and drugs made him lose his mind."