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    Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Good question. Most likely not. Kind of makes you wonder if it was done on purpose. "Overthrowing Saddam to Help Islam Usher in The 12th Imam" by George Bush. Makes for a great title.

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    No because Saddam had a secular regime and hated extremist groups such as Al Qaeda. He would've put his foot so far up their asses it wouldn't even have been funny. There would be no ISIS whatsoever.
    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Here's a better and more relevant question.

    Would ISIS exist if Obama had not pulled every last remnant of American Military personnel out of Iraq ?

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    You mean the wonderful Saddam Hussein, pro-American man of peace and human rights justice?

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Here's a better and more relevant question.

    Would ISIS exist if Obama had not pulled every last remnant of American Military personnel out of Iraq ?
    In Syria, they would exist. So whose side were we supposed to take, Assad allied with Iran or with ISIS?

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    The poll also is worded wrongly. It should read would ISIS still control large areas of Iraq if Hussein was still in power?

    ISIS isn't just in Iraq, is it? AQ, the origins of ISIS, absolutely did exist while Hussein was in power.

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    You mean the wonderful Saddam Hussein, pro-American man of peace and human rights justice?
    Actually Saddam, howbeit evil, was very cooperative with American powers and under his regime Christians were allowed to live in peace. Other than that he was a p.o.s.

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The poll also is worded wrongly. It should read would ISIS still control large areas of Iraq if Hussein was still in power?

    ISIS isn't just in Iraq, is it? AQ, the origins of ISIS, absolutely did exist while Hussein was in power.
    I don't think it would as large as it is now.

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    Re: Would ISIS exist today if Saddam Hussein was still in power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Here's a better and more relevant question.

    Would ISIS exist if Obama had not pulled every last remnant of American Military personnel out of Iraq ?
    My view is we potentially could have delayed their ascendance indefinitely, but an uprising of this sort was inevitable whenever we left.

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