Whenever people say to me that we shouldn't have gone in to Iraq I always say ‘then you were ok with Saddam Hussein's reign?’. I always point out that he would still be in power if not for the fact that we found him and executed him. They usually try to talk around that but it's no use. The Iraq War, though mismanaged at times, was the right thing to do. Big Media has done a good job of demonizing the good guys, the USA.
To: originalbuckeye; DrC
Who would you recommend to take the helm in Iraq now that Saddam is gone?
Face it, the country needs a dictator to keep it under control. A moderate won't cut it. Right now, there is a huge schism between the Sunni and the Shia. Al-Maliki won't give up his seat as the Prime Minister, even though Allawi narrowly won the elections last March. Al-Maliki is in the Iranian camp, yet he is seen by some in the region as being pro-US.
Allawi, who is secular and pro-US, is holding meetings with al-Sadr in Damascus <-think Syrian influence here.
The entire regime is corrupt, from the bottom to the top, and it's a wreck.
Saddam may have been a tyrant and a piece of crap, but he was a known quantity in the region.
posted on 07/24/2010 8:06:02 AM PDT
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I always say then you were ok with Saddam Hussein's reign?
Yah, I'd be. I prefer a Saddam to an Islamic Republic ala Iran.
We should have made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
I'm pretty sure that with some persuasion we could have made him our bitch.
posted on 07/24/2010 10:30:38 AM PDT
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