View Poll Results: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

Voters
124. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    87 70.16%
  • No

    37 29.84%
Page 50 of 152 FirstFirst ... 40484950515260100150 ... LastLast
Results 491 to 500 of 1513

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

  1. #491
    Professor
    marywollstonecraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    08-14-13 @ 09:38 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,317

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You must be joking. The US gives BILLIONS in foreign aid every year.
    yep. do you know what "tied aid" means? effectively, tied aid benefits the donor countries mote than the receiving country. iraq is a good example. in 2003/4, there were thousands of unemployed Iraqi truck drivers, the generous aid programmes gave americans jobs in Iraq as truckdrivers at far more than the cost of employing local people. how did this benefit the Iraqis? it fed the growth of the insurgency.
    Last edited by marywollstonecraft; 03-24-13 at 11:21 AM.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

  2. #492
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    I am sure you would just pick yourself up and dust yourself off if your country was blown to smithereens, hundreds of thousands of your countrymen were killed and maimed, millions more fled, and the place continued to be more dangerous for you and your family indefinitely into the future.
    I certainly would try to make the best of my situation. Yes. It doesn't do anyone any good to sit around and complain now does it?

  3. #493
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    yep. do you know what "tied aid" means?
    It means that the aid comes with the understanding that the donor country would benefit. So?

  4. #494
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    yep. do you know what "tied aid" means?
    Money is NOT for nothing you know. Of course we would hope to benefit from any aid we give.

  5. #495
    Professor
    marywollstonecraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    08-14-13 @ 09:38 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,317

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I certainly would try to make the best of my situation. Yes. It doesn't do anyone any good to sit around and complain now does it?
    lols - so you would be ok with all that?

    looking at the way americans reacted to 911, I doubt it!
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

  6. #496
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    lols - so you would be ok with all that?

    looking at the way americans reacted to 911, I doubt it!
    Nobody said I would be okay with that. I said I would try to make the best of my situation and not sit around and bitch about it. That accomplishes absolutely nothing. The important thing is focusing on the Iraq's future.

  7. #497
    Professor
    marywollstonecraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    08-14-13 @ 09:38 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,317

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Money is NOT for nothing you know. Of course we would hope to benefit from any aid we give.
    well I am glad to see that you acknowledge that the US's purpose for giving aid is really whats in it for the USA..
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

  8. #498
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    well I am glad to see that you acknowledge that the US's purpose for giving aid is really whats in it for the USA..
    Of course. It would be stupid NOT to consider that.

    You know, we're not the sugar daddy of the world. These countries do NOT have to accept the aid. They do though.

  9. #499
    Professor
    marywollstonecraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    08-14-13 @ 09:38 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,317

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Nobody said I would be okay with that. I said I would try to make the best of my situation and not sit around and bitch about it. That accomplishes absolutely nothing. The important thing is focusing on the Iraq's future.
    I would be interested to see how resilient americans really would be if the same thing happened to them.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

  10. #500
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    I would be interested to see how resilient americans really would be if the same thing happened to them.
    Anyhow, that's completely irrelevant to the argument.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •