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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    There are 4,300 GIs that don't feel better off without him. There are 600,000 (Lancet) Iraqis that don't feel better off without him. There are millions of refugees that don't feel better off without him. There are birth defects and increased cancers to make many living Iraqis not feel better off without him. We got the OIL.
    Iraq is in a transitional period, and yes we all acknowledge the death toll from the wars, but that doesn't negate the fact that Saddam would have just kept killing and being the sneaky bastard that he was if he was allowed to keep on the way he was.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Iraq is in a transitional period, and yes we all acknowledge the death toll from the wars, but that doesn't negate the fact that Saddam would have just kept killing and being the sneaky bastard that he was if he was allowed to keep on the way he was.
    Likely not as many. To quote an Iraqi on NPR, "Saddam had finished killing. All America will do is start the killing all over again." He was profoundly correct.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No. Read what I linked for you. Read it carefully. Also, as noted already, Germany was actually capable if doing something. Saddam and Iraq were not.
    Information when decision was made said they were, that is what anyone uses-most current intel available

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    THE WORLD gives a **** less.

    Iraq...... well.... that depends on who in Iraq you ask...
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    There are 4,300 GIs that don't feel better off without him. There are 600,000 (Lancet) Iraqis that don't feel better off without him. There are millions of refugees that don't feel better off without him. There are birth defects and increased cancers to make many living Iraqis not feel better off without him. We got the OIL.


    Man for a so called Conseervative you sure eat up the left wing talking points...........sad...
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    Man for a so called Conseervative you sure eat up the left wing talking points...........sad...
    "Originally Posted by DaveFagan

    There are 4,300 GIs that don't feel better off without him. There are 600,000 (Lancet) Iraqis that don't feel better off without him. There are millions of refugees that don't feel better off without him. There are birth defects and increased cancers to make many living Iraqis not feel better off without him. We got the OIL."

    Those are facts, not talking points.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    "Originally Posted by DaveFagan

    There are 4,300 GIs that don't feel better off without him. There are 600,000 (Lancet) Iraqis that don't feel better off without him. There are millions of refugees that don't feel better off without him. There are birth defects and increased cancers to make many living Iraqis not feel better off without him. We got the OIL."

    Those are facts, not talking points.

    Show me a legit sight that says we killed 600,000 Iraqis my left wiwng friend.
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    Show me a legit sight that says we killed 600,000 Iraqis my left wiwng friend.
    Lancet Journal published an article about it. I will get you a link (or someone else will) as soon as their site maintenance is done.

    Stop trying to pretend that the atrocities committed there have anything to do with political ideology. That is asinine Navy. Fact is that we went into that forsaken country based on LIES.

    Don't sit there and ask for a "legit" site when you constantly quote WIKIPEDIA
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Saddam Hussein also tortured and brutally murdered hundreds of thousands (and those are only those known about and able to be proven). It is believed that he killed many, many more though. I'll bet there are plenty of Iraqis who feel better off without him.
    Most of that he did when we were his ally. And we've killed almost as many Iraqis as he did. As one Iraqi said that escaped - "The hell that was Saddam was not as bad as the hell that was the US military." And the government there now is just as corrupt as the last one.
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Information when decision was made said they were, that is what anyone uses-most current intel available
    No, they didn't. We have another thread on this. They had nothing before then, then or after that said anything of the kind. You had to use al Libi 9tortured and doubted), Curveball (doubted from day one), and Chalibi and his heroes in error (who had betrayed us once already and was doubted), to get where Bush took us. Put the intelligence communities doubts in there as they should have been, doubts they held then, and no, that was not the intel.

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