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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    yeah, I guess you are right.. Saddam's totalitarian tyranny was better.
    You might have a point, except that the US and Israel were more than comfortable with Saddam when he was fighting Iran.............Sounds like a case of "even the best laid plans can go awry".......................

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The world is a better place when we get rid of monsters like Saddam. Having said that I am beginning to wonder about the Arab world and if they need monsters to keep some form of order in that culture. I truly hate saying that but I honestly wonder.

    That sounds sensible, but what opportunities or possible world improvements have been squelched by the tens of thousands of dead. Americans, Iraqis, Brits, etal. Your view must presume that all those lives would have been worthless. Not likely. It is opportunity lost forever, for lies.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    You might have a point, except that the US and Israel were more than comfortable with Saddam when he was fighting Iran.............Sounds like a case of "even the best laid plans can go awry".......................
    No one was ever comfortable with Saddam, but you use the tools that are available. Good evening, Bonz.
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I still don't think the world is better off with him gone, He was the enemy of our enemy (Iran) and now that Saddam is gone Iran has become more belligerent,
    yeah,well, ya see.. I have a problem with watching as a people subjugated, oppressed, and slaughtered... even if their murderous leader was the enemy of another enemy.
    the very worst thing about this sort of stuff is that we once were "friendly"with the tyrant....rummy would have gone up a few notches in my book if he stabbed Saddam in the neck instead of shaking his hand.

    (I understand realpolitik, but I have this extreme aversion to tyrants that tends to crowd out politics)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    You might have a point, except that the US and Israel were more than comfortable with Saddam when he was fighting Iran.............Sounds like a case of "even the best laid plans can go awry".......................
    And remember, Bush Sr. stopped the war short of destroying Saddam's Republican Guard and going after him as he still wanted a weaken Iraq to be able to challenge Iran. Talk about the best laid plans.
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    Was Saddam worth thousands of Americans dead, thousands and thousands of civilians dead, and trillions in dollars spent?
    absolutely not.

    he was worth about 4 bucks.... coincidentally, that's the price of a single .50 bmg round.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    And remember, Bush Sr. stopped the war short of destroying Saddam's Republican Guard and going after him as he still wanted a weaken Iraq to be able to challenge Iran. Talk about the best laid plans.
    The Saudis were very interested in keeping Saddam in play so long as they had US protection. They wanted Saddam as a Sunni counterweight to Shia Iran. Good evening, Pero.
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Saudis were very interested in keeping Saddam in play so long as they had US protection. They wanted Saddam as a Sunni counterweight to Shia Iran. Good evening, Pero.
    Howdy Jack, that too is true.
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    No one was ever comfortable with Saddam, but you use the tools that are available. Good evening, Bonz.
    Good evening. I have a feeling this topic is suddenly current because we're entering the run up to the war with Iran...........This is all beginning to sound like the "Butcher of Bagdad" BS.....................

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Good evening. I have a feeling this topic is suddenly current because we're entering the run up to the war with Iran...........This is all beginning to sound like the "Butcher of Bagdad" BS.....................
    Well, I think it's more likely related to the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war.
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