Bush said: "Eleven years ago, Safia's father was assassinated by Saddam's intelligence service. Three days ago in Baghdad, Safia was finally able to vote for the leaders of her country -- and we are honored that she is with us tonight."
Let's see... how did her father get killed by Saddam??
Her father planned to overthrow in a coup d'etat in June 1993. However, the Americans did not want the coup to succeed (possibly because her father would not go along with their policies). America tipped off Saddam about the impending coup and gave the names of her father and his top aides. All of them were subsequently killed in Saddam's torture chambers.