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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    No problem.

    Seriously.

    The only person that never makes a mistake is the person who never does anything.

    Always try to do the right thing, and whatever happens, happens.




    "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."

    Been there. Done that. No regrets.

    Very nice.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    We buy oil in dollars that we print. The only currency oil is traded in. He wanted to move to a basket of currencies.
    Who cares? He burned down his country. He coulda switched to flowers and peas, and that would not have changed anything for the Iraqi people nor ended the genocide and starvation he wrought. There was no money, or much of anything else, left in Iraq - he spent it all on rape palaces and war.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Nope, we don't have free access to Iraq's oil. Sorry you're wrong.

    Snip~ Do oil and Islam mix? Several prominent Iraqi exiles have tentatively endorsed a plan from the U.S. designed to give Iraq's vast oil reserves to "the Iraqi people." The plan defines oil as a government asset, but recommends sharing production with foreign oil companies in exchange for development costs. Now many scholars of Islamic law (Shari'a) say the U.S. plan inadvertently (or perhaps cunningly) delivers a more "Islamic" arrangement than the one followed in supposedly Islamic Saudi Arabia.

    Where the U.S. plan intends to give ownership to a democratically elected government, the Saudi royal family collects all revenue and administers it on behalf of the kingdom. Some Islamic critics, following edicts that say buried treasures, like gold and salt, should be shared among the people, claim the Saudi royal family has grabbed too much oil booty for itself. Critics of the U.S. plan, however, say the proposed production-sharing say arrangements don't meet Shari'a edicts requiring compensation to be defined before work is carried out.

    The issue is significant, because although strict conformity to Shari'a is not needed, it could help win hearts and minds. But it isn't clear-cut: Shari'a legal opinions regarding oil vary, not only among the four schools of Shari'a jurisprudence, but even within them. By Steve Zwick


    Read more: Who Owns Iraq's Oil? - TIME
    We set up the monarchys.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    We set up the monarchys.
    We had slaves. We butchered the Native Americans for their land.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    We had slaves.
    We still do. They just live in other countries.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    We set up the monarchys.
    It will certainly be interesting to observe and see what happens in regards to human rights and other such issues in the future with the Muslim Brotherhood running the show in Egypt now, don't you think? We'll see.

    ALL countries have to do some unsavory things and deal with some bad people at times. That is life here on earth.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    We still do. They just live in other countries.
    Who are the US slaves living in other countries?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    We still do. They just live in other countries.
    What are you referring to now? Sweat shops? Yes, that is due to those countries own lack of regulations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    What about collectivization in the USSR? China's Great Leap Forward? China's Cultural Revolution? The Cambodian killing fields?


    Bad.

    Worse.

    Worser.

    Worst.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 03-23-13 at 10:52 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Who are the US slaves living in other countries?
    Extremist liberal alert!

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