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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 09:53 PM
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Saddam Hussein is a bastard, so why did Reagan love him so?
Edited on Tue Dec-06-05 09:54 PM by mopaul

To begin with, we need to clear a few facts and expose the presiding myths. Reagan did not win the Cold War. The Soviet Union collapsed from within due to decades long of struggle to remain alive through artificial engineering of outmoded state machinery. If the pundits claim credit for Reagan to end of the Cold War, then they also need to acknowledge the roles of Soviet President Mikel Gorbachev and Pope John Paul II.

As for lifting-up America's sense of pride and nationalism, Reagan lifted the spirit of American capitalism in rescuing its myth in the world as enemy of the workers and the oppressed to one that was the engine of freedom, prosperity, and moral values. Reagan managed to dress up US capitalism both at home and abroad as a friend of the little man, finding support for this exploiting economic and political system even within the very people that it was exploiting. Perhaps this was Reagan's biggest achievement.

Yet, the greatest damage that the Reagan's policy caused and we continue to suffer its consequences was in Iraq by supporting the murderous regime of Saddam Hussein despite Saddam's clear violation of human rights and threats to his neighbors. In fact, it was Reagan that supplied Saddam with the means to develop his weapons of mass destruction that Bush Jr. later used as an excuse in 2003 to launch his war and occupy Iraq.

Concern about the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and about the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan led to a gradual warming of relations between Iraq and the United States. American National Security Advisor Zbignew Brzezinski publicly encouraged Iraq to attack Iran and take back the Shat-al-Arab waterway. Most American foreign service officers despised the regime of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran for having held diplomats of the US embassy hostages for 444 days. The "Carter Doctrine" was established in 1980, stating that America would intervene militarily in the region to assure its access to oil. In that same year, Saddam's armies invaded Iran, instigating a ruinous war that lasted for eight long years. The invasion was prompted as much by American urging as it was by Saddam's dislike for Islamic fundamentalism.

------------i hate hussein, and i hope they hang his ass with barbed wire, but why did st. ronnie reagan love him so much? i wish reagan had never propped him up so and i wish all of reagan's cabinet, including bush one and rummie had never propped the fucker up, but, that's exactly what they did.

ronnie reagan, daddy bush and jr. bush, and saddam hussein, forever linked in history, along with osama bin laden, remember him?
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Kansas Wyatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 10:06 PM
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1. They were very careful about what Saddam was charged with,
But this is still the Elephant in the room that the MSM ignores. BushCo. didn't want any dirty laundry aired about who exactly encouraged and armed Saddam's brutality.

This is also another reason why the Judge at Saddam's trial can cut off the microphones and pull a curtain on the press, to prevent any unpleasant truths about this from being spoken.
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iamtechus Donating Member (868 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 10:19 PM
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2. The Evil Saddam
Just remember that the same people who brought you Reagon's victory over communism gave you "The Evil Saddam". If you are sceptical of the former, why do you so readily accept the latter?

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BJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 10:30 PM
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3. Saddam broke w/Arab Oil embargo too! Forgotten history!
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 10:44 PM
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4. he was our bastard at the time
they just got around to firing him. saddams going to get hung and pineapple face is in the big the way ,i wonder how he`s doing?
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400Years Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-05 11:18 AM
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5. Again Zbig's name comes up
People here need to know this guy is a Class A scumbag.

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