I admit that history is not my strong suit, however, I do not recall reading that this nation was ruled for decades by a tyrannical dictator that filled mass graves, kept rape rooms for his diabolical sons pleasure, fed his subjects into a shredder, imprisoned young children, cut off body parts for entertainment..........
If you will excuse me now, I'm off to study our nations history. Thanks for sparking that interest.
You're right in that regard. King George of England (a dictator) merely taxed the American Colonists without providing them a voice in government. We went into full-scale armed rebellion over just that. Had he been half as nasty as Saddam, he'd probably have ended up with his head on a pike, to boot.
France aided us in our rebellion, but it was the American people, led by the original Patriots and Minutemen, who started and prosecuted the war, upon threat of death, from the British Army.