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.
The problem with your argument there: is like comparing the Wicked Witch of the West with the Wicked Witch of the East!
The “West” was worse than the “East”, according to Glinda, the good “Witch of the North”! “The Wizard of Oz”