There was no “need” to get rid of Saddam.
“There was no need to get rid of Saddam.”
In April of 2011, Saddam Hussein financed the planning meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the hit on the World Trade Towers in NYC. He paid for the travel, meeting rooms, all hotel bills, and food. The purpose for the meeting was a mystery.
The U.S. government knew of the meeting and Saddam’s involvement but didn’t know exactly what it was all about.
In addition, the 19 hijackers were allowed to practice on large jets that are partly buried in the desert of Iraq; these were used by Black September and the PLO for their highjackings during the 1980s and 1990s.
All the above information was publicly available after 9-11. I sent a letter to the WSJ concerning the jets in the desert, and they published it.
Saddam Hussein was a massively disrupting tyrant. He committed genocide not just against his neighboring countries but against his own people. His mistake was in attacking the U.S., a matter of revenge for the shellacking he took in 1900-1901. Arabs can forget almost everything, except humiliation.
The world is a better place without him and his sons.