No it is not better.
I have always acknowledged that there are bad guys on both sides.
But I don't believe that justifies the USA using an/or creating these regimes.
"Timmy did it too" has never been an excuse for bad behavior. Check with your mother on this.
The USA was happy to use Saddam to restrain Iran for a while.
Yes, that's Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam in happier days for the two of them.
Right. We booted Baath and there was nothing left - oops. Ok, our bad but we didn't know.It was all that happened after the fighting itself stopped that is the big issue.
200k Kurds - GenocideAnd then there is also the reasons for going into this war.
50k Marsh Arabs - Genocide
500k Iraqis - Iran War
400k children - Selling food-for-oil products, this occured just prior to invasion
Faking a WMD program to deter Iran, institutionalized rape, FGM, honor killings and a general lack of human rights for women.
Saddam was a horrible monster that left nothing behind, he burned it all. We were too late. Perhaps in a generation or two, Iraq will be on its feet and verging on developed country status, it has the resources to do so and now it has the chance.
ps. Not voting because I don't like the framing.
Last edited by ecofarm; 03-23-13 at 08:01 PM.
Maybe if that moron had complied with the international community, he wouldn't have made himself into a target, and after 9-1-1 everyone was a bit paranoid.