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BigBigBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-28-04 08:21 PM
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14. Saddam should have been overthrown by the Iraqis
with logistical and diplomatic support by moderate Arab states, and NATO if possible.

Bush Sr and Clinton both had opportunities to make this happen, and both failed.

"Should have been left in power?" - I don't understand the question. Should we have invaded but kept Saddam as a figurehead? No SHould we have invaded and removed him ouselves? No.

Should we have made a moral case against the man in the court of world opinion, with moderate Arab states, with the skeptical Arab masses, with a sanctiond and transparent coalition...before firing a shot? Yes.

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  -Should Saddam Hussein have stayed in power in Iraq? 0rganism  Apr-28-04 08:01 PM   #0 
  - What does "should" mean?  Mattforclark   Apr-28-04 08:08 PM   #1 
  - That's up to you and your own sense of ethics  0rganism   Apr-28-04 08:14 PM   #4 
     - What I meant was  Mattforclark   Apr-28-04 08:21 PM   #13 
        - OK, I voted for  Mattforclark   Apr-28-04 08:30 PM   #18 
        - I can't speak to the powers of your magic wand, but I inferred "realistic"  0rganism   Apr-28-04 08:33 PM   #21 
  - He Should Have Been Allowed To.........!  Preening Fop   Apr-28-04 08:09 PM   #2 
  - I thought he didn't actually write it?  Mattforclark   Apr-28-04 08:13 PM   #3 
  - I hope they also find out  RafterMan   Apr-28-04 08:17 PM   #8 
  - I suspect he'll have plenty of time to work on it now  0rganism   Apr-28-04 08:16 PM   #7 
  - Only someone like Saddam could control that country.  MrSlayer   Apr-28-04 08:14 PM   #5 
  - maybe Iraq is meant to be three separate countries  rucky   Apr-28-04 08:18 PM   #10 
     - Do you think Turkey would tolerate an independent Kurdistan on its border?  0rganism   Apr-28-04 08:23 PM   #15 
  - I would have said no,  RafterMan   Apr-28-04 08:16 PM   #6 
  - Would've been gone soon enough  rucky   Apr-28-04 08:17 PM   #9 
  - Peacekeepers & pressured him out  sandnsea   Apr-28-04 08:20 PM   #11 
  - I voted No  Maestro   Apr-28-04 08:21 PM   #12 
  - Saddam should have been overthrown by the Iraqis  BigBigBear   Apr-28-04 08:21 PM   #14 
  - I stand firmly on the.....  Heyo   Apr-28-04 08:27 PM   #16 
  - This poll is for perverts:  Dirk39   Apr-28-04 08:30 PM   #17 
  - Hey, you can put it in whatever context you think appropriate  0rganism   Apr-28-04 08:40 PM   #26 
     - No, I can't.  Dirk39   Apr-28-04 08:53 PM   #30 
        - I could answer that poll, easily: No way  0rganism   Apr-28-04 09:00 PM   #35 
  - Smart sanctions could have taken him out  kiahzero   Apr-28-04 08:32 PM   #19 
  - America has the right to intervene.  JHBowden   Apr-28-04 08:33 PM   #20 
  - What?  Dirk39   Apr-28-04 08:38 PM   #25 
     - The United States is a Democracy.  JHBowden   Apr-28-04 08:45 PM   #29 
        - And they hate "you" for your freedom...  Dirk39   Apr-28-04 10:57 PM   #39 
  - The question isn't so much "Should he have stayed in power...."  drumwolf   Apr-28-04 08:34 PM   #22 
  - How about in the greater scope of all possible ways of removing him?  0rganism   Apr-28-04 08:44 PM   #27 
  - Interesting. Is it possible that a UN success in defanging a dictator ...  TahitiNut   Apr-28-04 08:34 PM   #23 
  - I don't believe Saddam would have lasted this long if.............  Hubert Flottz   Apr-28-04 08:35 PM   #24 
  - He was the leader of that country...  markomalley   Apr-28-04 08:44 PM   #28 
  - I suspect the counterargument would be...  0rganism   Apr-28-04 08:56 PM   #32 
     - Of course it would have been ludicrous....  markomalley   Apr-29-04 03:57 AM   #45 
     - When was the last time the US had an uncoerced election?  Hubert Flottz   Apr-29-04 05:25 AM   #47 
  - Follow Up Questions to the "No's"  dubyadubya3   Apr-28-04 08:53 PM   #31 
  - I don't defend the "No" position, but  JHBowden   Apr-28-04 08:58 PM   #33 
  - We shouldn't have invaded, but I'm glad he's gone.  FlashHarry   Apr-28-04 08:59 PM   #34 
  - By the way, here's how I answered the question in the other thread  0rganism   Apr-28-04 09:21 PM   #36 
  - Hmm  Codeblue   Apr-28-04 09:33 PM   #37 
  - Interesting. No one (so far) thinks Iraqis were incapable of revolution.  0rganism   Apr-28-04 10:07 PM   #38 
  - It would have been worth while agreeing to lift sanctions  Matilda   Apr-28-04 11:05 PM   #40 
  - It's never too late  MetaTrope   Apr-29-04 12:11 AM   #41 
  - I couldn't see the difference between 1 and 5  Feanorcurufinwe   Apr-29-04 12:14 AM   #42 
  - it's a difference of responsible agency, I think  0rganism   Apr-29-04 01:31 AM   #44 
  - I voted Yes, because  myday38   Apr-29-04 12:57 AM   #43 
  - The question is misleading  Vladimir   Apr-29-04 05:01 AM   #46 
  - But that's part of the challenge!  0rganism   Apr-29-04 03:41 PM   #48 
  - People have been known to overthrow dictators all by themselves  eridani   Apr-29-04 04:41 PM   #49 

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