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

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Who on earth would say this world ISN'T a better place without him? He was a murderous tyrant.
    Most of the Arab world is still ruled by murderous tyrants..

    I see Saudi Arabia is considering stopping crucifying people to death..Crucifying???

    And we don't help Syrian children being gassed to death...

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

    When we removewd Saddam from power we essentially took away the only credible military threat in the region to Iran. We opened the door for them to establish a foothold in Iraq and enabled them to consolidate all of their mischief making away from their own border.

    So while the people of Iraq may be better off, the world - and the middle east generally - is not.
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Who on earth would say this world ISN'T a better place without him? He was a murderous tyrant.
    The biggest winner by far in the Iraq War was Iran, who now is the pre-eminent military power in the region. While Saddam lived, he posed a threat to them. The people of Iraq are probably better off. I think its questionable whether the world in general is better off.
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Democracy and order isn't going to take place overnight, and I think it would be kind of silly to expect that to happen in the first place.


    So what do you 'think' that the USA accomplished in Iraq, other than helping Iran?

    You may not think that the death of so many innocent Iraqi's as a consequence of G.W. Bush's decision (He was the 'decider'.) to attack Iraq is no big thing, but I guarantee you that those peoples family and tribe have a totally different view.

    They are looking for some payback, they won't forget and they'll never forgive. This is a blood debt, and they are looking for some payback.

    The USA is less safe because of Bush's war in Iraq.

    Think about it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Who on earth would say this world ISN'T a better place without him? He was a murderous tyrant.


    And the USA put a lot of murderous tyrants just like him in power.

    Who should answer for those crimes?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    So while the people of Iraq may be better off, the world - and the middle east generally - is not.


    The USA and most of the world is definitely not better off.

    But don't tell the neo-cons that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Are you saying that the West, or the US, is worse than Saddam?


    At one time the USA backed Saddam.

    I could give you a long list of critters just like Saddam that the USA backed, and put in power. But I'll let you do your own research, if you're really interested it won't be hard to find the facts. Might be a little hard to accept, the USA has done some nasty stuff.

    Reality is hard to accept for some people, but the sad truth is the sad truth.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    At one time the USA backed Saddam.

    I could give you a long list of critters just like Saddam that the USA backed, and put in power. But I'll let you do your own research, if you're really interested it won't be hard to find the facts. Might be a little hard to accept, the USA has done some nasty stuff.

    Reality is hard to accept for some people, but the sad truth is the sad truth.
    Oh, *yawn*. Not this routine again.

    That was then, this is now. Live in the now!

    Do you honestly believe that you're the only person who knows that the US is not perfect? Do you really believe that anyone thinks so? Why must you review elementary history school, complete with personal perversions, every time someone criticizes Saddam.

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

    We eliminated one dictator and three rose up in his place, how could that make the world better. Seems to me OP is looking for consolation that the Iraq war was a good thing, but it was not, no matter how you try to figure it. Iraq didn't become a democracy, now the people are killing their own people, Hooray, all we did was reposition the players. Democracy isn't going to happen because people of the ME don't know anything but control, and we're looking at pretty much the same here in the US with the Republican party, if they ever get their foot in the door again.



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

    [QUOTE=ecofarm;1061602872Do you honestly believe that you're the only person who knows that the US is not perfect? Do you really believe that anyone thinks so? [/QUOTE]



    I am going to ignore your ignorant, snarky, questions.

    Believe what you want to believe.

    Won't cost me a nickle.

    And certainly won't change the fact, which was demonstrated last November, that the GOP is on the wrong (losing) side of every social issue.



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