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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.
    You betcha.

    No more WMD! YAY!

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

    Many influential people world wide believed he was a serious threat, including Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton. That's what we knew at the time, and that's what we went off of. Did you know at the time that we or one of our allies wouldn't get attacked with WMD's?....of course you didn't. And how do you know that he didn't bury them in the sand? Is it more important for you to hail some kind of moral victory with the advantage of hindsight rather that to say with humility that we tried our best?

    I've always wondered if much of the PTSD from this war comes from our service people injuring and or killing Iraqi's for the sake of freedom and justice, only to have the case made ad nauseam that it was totally unjustified.

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    you are minimizing the impact.

    saddam's being there didn't matter to most people outside Iraq, he was no threat to the US .. and it wouldn't have made one iota of difference to the average American who was in charge of Iraq.

    it mattered most to the Iraqis, and what may have made things better for them (the removal of a violent dictator) has made their lives worse.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    OMG! He had finished killing? Seriously? A madman who idolized Stalin just decided to stop killing people to further his own self-aggrandizing agenda. Good Lord, now I've heard everything.
    I've linked evidence on that. Even Iraqis knew that was mostly over. While he was actually doing the killing, we sat and watched. That us why I say we added injury to injury.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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

    From 'Uncle Saddam' to 'despot' in the blink of an oil well.

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

    So when did he stop his criminal activities?



    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I've linked evidence on that. Even Iraqis knew that was mostly over. While he was actually doing the killing, we sat and watched. That us why I say we added injury to injury.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    So when did he stop his criminal activities?
    Different question. However, we're not the international police either. Nor do we merit out justice consistently, or fairly, or even justly.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Right now I'm busy checking out the links between Colonel Steele, General Petraeus and Iraq torture centers. It looks like the Guardian has found the smoking guns.

    Read about it and watch video here: BBC-Guardian Exposť Uses WikiLeaks to Link Iraq Torture Centers to U.S. Col. Steele & Gen. Petraeus | Democracy Now!

    Or maybe you would rather not be exposed to the truth.

    Your choice.

    I can't handle The Truth!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    Are you?
    No, I'm a phd candidate finishing my dissertation. I did my masters in Europe (Intl. Env. Sci.). You?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    No, I'm a phd candidate finishing my dissertation. I did my masters in Europe (Intl. Env. Sci.). You?
    What is your thesis?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    What is your thesis?
    My thesis (msc) was about rural agricultural development in Africa. My dissertation (phd, interdisciplinary ecology spec. gender) is about agricultural technology introduction and dissemination in rural Africa.

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