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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:43 PM
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Margaret just said "Reagan befriended Saddam to prevent an Islamic
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 06:46 PM by Swede
theocracy,which is probably the outcome of these elections." I never thought of that before.

Margaret Carlson on CNN.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:45 PM
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1. Margaret?
He probably also wanted to keep the evil communists out.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:45 PM
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2. Which is how we know
That Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11 and al qaeda. BECAUSE HE WAS SECULAR.
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:51 PM
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3. Reagan befriended Saddam to sell weapons
Weapons of Mass Destruction I might add

He also gave him weapons to use against Iran.
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:12 PM
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5. Right - Rush supported Saddam, too.
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 07:12 PM by teryang
"And now the liberals want to stop President Reagan from selling chemical warfare agents and military equipment to Saddam Hussein, and why? Because Saddam 'allegedly' gassed a few Kurds in his own country. Mark my words. All of this talk of Saddam Hussein being a 'war criminal' or 'committing crimes against humanity' is the same old thing. LIBERAL HATE SPEECH! And speaking of poison gas . . . I SAY WE ROUND UP ALL THE DRUG ADDICTS AND GAS THEM." - Rush (oxycontin) Limbaugh, Nov. 3, 1988

From www.liberalslant.com


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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:21 PM
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6. Isn't this quote debunked at Snopes.com?
n/t
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:34 PM
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13. Apparently so..
Excuse me...it's the thought that counts.

:spank:

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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:15 PM
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9. He also gave him weapons to use against Iran.
should there be any sort of penalty for the complete and total hypocrisy the U.S. govt has demonstrated over the years?? One would think so.
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:11 PM
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4. Margaret's right
Saddam was going to be our buffer against the Ayatollah Khomeini & Islamic theocracy. As a previous poster stated, Saddam ran a secular dictatorship & outlawed the extreme froms of Islam.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:28 PM
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7. Outlawed extreme forms of Islam? Is this true? This is a bombshell in
my understanding of PNAC motivations and propaganda. By outlawed - does that mean it was written in law? I know that it appeared that radicalism (other than his) was contained - but was it written in ink?

This means we were double lied to!

We took down someone who had extreme radicalism contained and threw away the law and then turn around a spread all the lies we are now very familiar with.

I say - bring Saddam back.
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:29 PM
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11. I think it was written, but to be honest
I'm not 100% sure. I do know that after the fall of Baghdad (major combat operations over!) many Iraqi males reenacted a religious pilgrimage where Muslim males walk while beating their backs with a rope. God, my brain has absolutely gone to mush. I can't think of what it's called & I can't even think of the word to describe that type of event except 'pilgrimage' & that's not right. Oh well. Another senior moment. Anywhoo, Saddam had always forbidden it & the US allowed it.
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wishlist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:30 PM
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8. Yes, back then Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini was the boogeyman, not Saddam
25 years ago we were worried when Ayatollah Khomeini rose to power in Iran and it was feared that he would incite a takeover in Iraq by anti-Western fundamentalists. We supported Saddam since he was considered a preferable more pro-Western leader who could control various conflicting factions and serve as a counterbalance against the fundamentalist Islamists.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:18 PM
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10. fundamentalist Islamists.
"terrorist". Or is the enemy anyone who would nationalize a country's own natural resources and ensure more than a 2 or 3 percent return to the people. I often wonder about this.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:58 PM
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12. Read 'Confessions of a Economic Hit Man" to see why Reagan befriended
Saddam. It was to make him an offer he couldn't refuse and to indebt him to corporate America forever. He didn't go for it...just like the Taliban.
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