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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 12:45 PM
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179. Saddam has never been an angel, though there was some hope for him
when he espoused the Arab nationalistic ideals of Egyptian President Gamal abd-al-Nasser, who passed on his dream of a united Arab state to Saddam at his death. However, ultimate power corrupts absolutely.

Iraq invaded Kuwait because they were slant drilling, stealing Iraqi oil. And the gassing of the Kurds in 1988 was proven to be the poison gas that was being used by the Iranians, "collateral damage," during the Iran-Iraq war. As for the WMDs, the only ones we have found came from us.

Aa for Lenin, Stalin or Hitler, they have always been the bad guys. Saddam is minor, compared to the atrocities that they perpetrated. The passage of time does make a difference, but Bush* is no student of history. There was a reason that Bush Sr. didn't take out Saddam when he had the chance. In 1996, on the fifth anniversary of the "first" Gulf War, Poppy Bush stated that he refused to take out Saddam because he realized the repercussions that this would have, that it would "turn the entire Arab world against us and destabilize the region." Shrub refused to learn the lessons of the Vietnam war, which he managed to avoid, nor did he learn the lessons of his father.
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