Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?
Originally Posted by apdst
Allying--which is what I said--isnt the same as sharing power. But, let's go back to what I said earlier, if ISIS invaded northern Iraq, there's nothing Saddam would have been able to do to stop them, since that area was withing the no fly zone.
ISIS cut their teeth on killing Americans in Iraq. There would be no upset balance of power between Sunni's and Shia, no revolution in Syria and no ISIS if we had left Saddam in power. Actions have consequences and Bush had no clue when he overthrew Saddam.