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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You didn't offer a comparison. But if you are saying that the Middle East was more stable when George Bush was President, i would concur.
    Yes the situation is even worse, having now removed in addition to Hussein, Mubarak, Gaddafi and the attempts to remove president Assad.

    The lightning-fast march of a violent al-Qaeda splinter group through the heart of Iraq is not just one new slice of bad news from the Middle East. It is a defining moment that exposes more than a decade of failed U.S. policy and leaves the Obama administration with deeply disquieting choices.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinio...ates/10408671/

    If a single action accelerated the sectarian conflicts in the Middle East, it was the decision of the George W. Bush administration to topple Saddam Hussein’s regime, dismantle all structures in which Sunnis had power and then hand over the Iraqi state to Shiite religious parties.

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    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    This is what rational Americans realize.

    Just consider our situation in Iraq. As evil as Saddam Hussein was, he posed less of a threat to us than the Iran aligned regime we put in power. There is more violence in Iraq than ever before, and the Sunnis and Shiites have been fighting for centuries. The infrastructure is not as good now as it was under Saddam, and Saddam protected the Christians. After removing Hussein from power, we allowed the country to be looted, churches burned and Christians exiled.

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    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    For Pete's sake, such hyperbole. You think Bill and I are just fine with the loss of American lives. That's it j wins the debate. Lazy!! Decades of support of militant Islamic groups is the problem. Do you want to point out that 4,500 lost American lives was just fine for Bush, so he could kill the man that threatened his daddy?
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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    This is what rational Americans realize.

    Just consider our situation in Iraq. As evil as Saddam Hussein was, he posed less of a threat to us than the Iran aligned regime we put in power. There is more violence in Iraq than ever before, and the Sunnis and Shiites have been fighting for centuries. The infrastructure is not as good now as it was under Saddam, and Saddam protected the Christians. After removing Hussein from power, we allowed the country to be looted, churches burned and Christians exiled.

    BENNIE GASKINS: Recent U.S. foreign policy fails in Middle East | Albany Herald
    Apologizing for a twice genocidal dictator that institutionalized rape.

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Apologizing for a twice genocidal dictator that institutionalized rape.
    Apologizing for him? Nobody is saying that Saddam Hussein was a good guy.
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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Apologizing for him? Nobody is saying that Saddam Hussein was a good guy.
    Claiming the country was better with a genocidal dictator that institutionalized rape is inhuman.

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    No, it doesn't remain to be seen, but certainly US interference in the ME has strengthened militant Islamists. I've only been saying that forever.
    Yes, it does, since it's in the future. I don't think it has strengthened them, we've be there for decades, and will continue to be there as long as they have oil.
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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    This is what rational Americans realize.

    Just consider our situation in Iraq. As evil as Saddam Hussein was, he posed less of a threat to us than the Iran aligned regime we put in power. There is more violence in Iraq than ever before, and the Sunnis and Shiites have been fighting for centuries. The infrastructure is not as good now as it was under Saddam, and Saddam protected the Christians. After removing Hussein from power, we allowed the country to be looted, churches burned and Christians exiled.

    BENNIE GASKINS: Recent U.S. foreign policy fails in Middle East | Albany Herald
    It's never a bad thing to get rid of a Hussein. They prove to be very destructive and inflict pain on the world, especially their own countries.
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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Claiming the country was better with a genocidal dictator that institutionalized rape is inhuman.
    better than what?
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden.

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    better than what?
    Better than fledgling democracy with human rights and desperately re-growing the social capital (critical free thinking professionals) that Saddam obliterated.

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