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

    Quote Originally Posted by Eynon View Post
    I know, lets ask Iraq's Mandaean population...oh wait, we can't...they were exterminated after we liberated them.
    ....by Islamic extremists.... "convert or die"

    a bunch of them moved to Iran, fwiw.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    "Car bombs and roadside blasts have killed at least 56 people and hundreds injured across the Iraqi capital Baghdad and elsewhere, police and hospital sources have said.

    Security forces stepped up searches at checkpoints after the attack on Tuesday, closing off key roads and worsening the capital's morning gridlock, a reporter for the AFP news agency said.


    Co-ordinated attacks targeted markets, restaurants, bus stops and day labourers during the morning rush hour

    Along with 56 killed, over 200 people were wounded in the attacks on the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

    Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf, reporting from Baghdad, also said a suicide bomber has detonated his vest in a restaurant near Mosul.

    At least ten car bombs, including two detonated by suicide bombers, one roadside bomb and two gun attacks struck in and around the Iraqi capital during the morning rush hour on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion... "

    A veritable jewel of democracy.

    Series of bomb blasts kill scores in Baghdad - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
    for a second here, I thought the article was about Chicago...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    On the anniversary of the Iraq war the question begs to be asked.
    No! Emphatically no. He was not worth 4500 dead GIs. 50,000 wounded. Hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis. Millions of displaced Iraqis. Persecution of Iraqi Christians. A new ariistocracy in Iraq. Deformed Iraqi babies at record levels. Iraqi cancer rates increased tenfold. He was a despot who provided a modicum of stability in the MidEast and would not sell the USA his OIL, but we have caused worse. It's a simple NO when you use logic and common sense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    ....by Islamic extremists.... "convert or die"

    a bunch of them moved to Iran, fwiw.
    Syria too. I'm confused as to how we can be at war with Islamic extremists and yet they can seem to thrive so well as a result of our policy.

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

    Considering the cost in blood and treasure, I had no choice to vote NO. It's been recently estimated the ultimate cost to be $2.2 Trillion 4500 of our troops died there; thousands of our troops received life altering injuries. Including Iraqis, 190,000 people died in the war, which is enough to complexly fill every seat of Yankee Statium 4 times.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    You will have to show me your links........Not sure I agree.
    Go ahead cruise the list of terrorist attacks before 2003.
    Map of worst terrorist attacks worldwide: 100 or more fatalities
    List of terrorist incidents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rorist_attacks


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

    Is the world a better place without those 4300 brave Americans who died to oust Sadaam? How about the 20,000 who lost limbs?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    No! Emphatically no. He was not worth 4500 dead GIs. 50,000 wounded. Hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis. Millions of displaced Iraqis. Persecution of Iraqi Christians. A new ariistocracy in Iraq. Deformed Iraqi babies at record levels. Iraqi cancer rates increased tenfold. He was a despot who provided a modicum of stability in the MidEast and would not sell the USA his OIL, but we have caused worse. It's a simple NO when you use logic and common sense.
    I agree, Dave...

    For just the money alone spent in Iraq and Afghanistan (not counting the loss of life, which can't be calculated in terms of money) - the U.S. could have created a nationwide security system so elaborate, so thorough, so effective that it would prevent the second coming of christ...well, if such an event was ever possible...and somehow inside of the U.S. You get the gist.

    How cool of a national security system could be built for say...$3 trillion buckitos? I think it would be beyond Big Brother's wildest dreams.

    Every type of transportation coming into the U.S...could probably employ 1 security person for every 1 passenger...for eons...and not come close to costing $3 trillion bucks.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Is the world a better place without those 4300 brave Americans who died to oust Sadaam? How about the 20,000 who lost limbs?
    l wasnt aware of the number of soldiers that died in ıraq . l wish the world was a better place with saddam or without saddam
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Is the world better off without Saddam Hussain? Yes.
    Is the world better off without Osama Bin Laden? Yes, again.

    Is the world better off without the thousands of ordinary Iraqis who died as a result of the war? No.
    Is the world better off without the American soldiers who died? No.

    Will Iraq be better off if they can actually achieve democracy? Without a doubt.
    Is there a likelihood that Iraq will be a democracy in our lifetime? Good question. I'm not optimistic.

    There are several questions that have to be asked about Iraq and the wider "war on terror".
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