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Nomad559 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 06:47 AM
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Michael Moore - We Finally Got Our Frankenstein
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php

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Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. Man, he sure looked bad! But, at least he got a free dental exam today. That's something most Americans can't get.

America used to like Saddam. We LOVED Saddam. We funded him. We armed him. We helped him gas Iranian troops.

But then he screwed up. He invaded the dictatorship of Kuwait and, in doing so, did the worst thing imaginable -- he threatened an even BETTER friend of ours: the dictatorship of Saudi Arabia, and its vast oil reserves. The Bushes and the Saudi royal family were and are close business partners, and Saddam, back in 1990, committed a royal blunder by getting a little too close to their wealthy holdings. Things went downhill for Saddam from there.

But it wasn't always that way. Saddam was our good friend and ally. We supported his regime. It wasnt the first time we had helped a murderer. We liked playing Dr. Frankenstein. We created a lot of monsters -- the Shah of Iran, Somoza of Nicaragua, Pinochet of Chile -- and then we expressed ignorance or shock when they ran amok and massacred people. We liked Saddam because he was willing to fight the Ayatollah. So we made sure that he got billions of dollars to purchase weapons. Weapons of mass destruction. That's right, he had them. We should know -- we gave them to him!
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 06:48 AM
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1. The exact right way to look at this
The expectation for Iraqis to *thank* us for destroying what we created is the most repugnant part of this business for me.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 07:04 AM
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2. Great great article!
Edited on Mon Dec-15-03 07:05 AM by 0007
....and for all these reasons that Michael has given. I don't think the US will see Saddam Hussein going to the Hague any time soon.

A secret trial with only screened information, will be the crumb of democracy that Americans will embrace as the holy truth under one God.
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 07:11 AM
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3. great read!
factual but witty. love MM.
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 07:15 AM
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4. Canadian News Highlighting Moore's points

I posted this elsewhere, but it is relevant here. In reporting the capture, CBC highlighted our support of Saddam - showing the Rumsfield picture with Saddam and talking about how we supported Saddam against Iran.

It was a very honest assessment of Saddam - and showed that we helped him become what he became, until he went too far and invaded Kuwait.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 07:23 AM
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5. An interviewee in CNN said the same thing
Blond, young guy with glasses. Noah something, I forgot his name. Said the USA had to "come to terms" with it, just like Iraqis who supported Saddam.
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ithacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:52 AM
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6. excellent links to evidence about Republican support for Saddam
thanks!
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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:56 AM
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7. Next : Pervez Musharraf?
He'd better mind his p's and q's, one misstep...
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ACK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:56 AM
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8. Wonderful stuff
They should play the clip of Rumsfeld shaking hands with Sadamm every other day or the week with a caption about how a Dem congress wanted to impose sanctions on him for gassing Kurds. If only the Dems had the guts...
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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 09:40 AM
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9. Boortz boost.
Here's yet another intelligent dissertation. Awesome, ain't it.
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Nomad559 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 05:52 PM
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10. Kick
:evilgrin:

Christmas Is Cancelled
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