Saddam is right but the chances are we will only do it when he is dead. If he thinks its now then he obviously over estimates the intelligence of
people leading the U.S. Reasons for doing this?
Well I had heard we had denied all news information (it was going in at least the beginning of
his detainment). Maybe he never read that article about how (when he was young) George Bush’s parents had surgeons perform a brain transplant from a
rat on the front part of the brain? I'm making it up but you get my point.
Speaking of which why did the U.S make up stories about Saddam’s alleged human rights abuses? No doubt they continue to exaggerate it (numbers
probably) but there’s one article that really gets my attention. Did you ever hear about Saddam allegedly having opponents thrown into a shredding
machine? Well turns out it was bull…
At the very least this is a demonstration of extreme stupidity; in fact he’s an analogy…Say everyday you went to school a bully punched you, would
you then go to a teacher and say so and so stabbed me? The teacher asks where, and you say in the stomach!! The teacher asks you to lift up your vest
and of course there’s nothing there because you never were stabbed; only punched.
This is exactly the same thing the U.S has been doing, accept like WMD’s rather than sell people the truth they have lied big time; to get us
involved in a useless war (which if left to its own devises) democracy would have prevented us from entering (let alone supporting). I ask again “if
Saddam was so bad then why did they make so much stuff up?” And in my view it’s probably for the same reason they got rid of him i.e. because they
are stupid as well devious.
Before 1991 Iraq had (with 92% literacy) a good education system and free
first world health. Only fraction of the counties money went into
Saddam’s many palaces and as leader Saddam spent more of his countries money on his own people than any other Arab leader. In fact of coming to
power one of the first things Saddam did was nationalise the countries oil wealth which as colonial legacy had been in British and American hands.
This act probably saved Iraqis more money than all the money Saddam spent on his palaces and himself put together.
Saddam is probably a natural leader. There are many demonstrations of this but apparently whilst on the run he visited his son’s grave to pay his
last respects in spite of it being surrounded by surveillance people.
Saddam is also a secular leader, what this means is that whilst he holds religion he does not believe in imposing it on others, or more to the point
taking every holy word literally. This is in contrast to 60% of Iraq’s populate who are Shiite Muslim fundamentalists. Saddam did kill many because
they hated him for being secular (him tolerating Arab woman wearing western clothing being among their many objections). And it is my understanding
that virtually non of their demands had much to do with democracy; this western concept was never high on their almost totally religious agenda.
When we leave Iraq these people will destroy our democracy probably a bit like a how dog destroys a pair of new slippers. And they will almost
certainly side with Iran as culturally and ethnically they are virtually one. And being more like the older generation in power there it looks like
Iraq government will finish up being a system modelled on them.
Saddam and his following of secular Sunnis (who make up about 25% of Iraq’s population) could and would avert this. And just like he hated Osma Bin
Laden he hated the Iranians for being fundamentalists.
One day maybe a year from now (or perhaps even ten) America must decide how it wants to leave Iraq. Right now it reminds me of a toddler trying to
force a piece of jig sill puzzle to make a picture, only the bits don’t fit. It might take a few years but when they realise they will realise they
needed that Saddam piece. Only then he will have been (like 3 of his lawyers) executed for a stupid show trial which many Iraqis apparently see as
more of a symbol of their foreign military occupation, than laying the past to rest. The Sunnis shout “farce!!” And the Shiite say “we aren’t
interested in a trial we just want him dead” and hence one way or another it is a symbol of our occupation; not least in the way that regardless of
its conclusion it will have failed; not just in performing justice but especially when Saddam is executed.
And doesn’t it send a great message to the North Korean leader or indeed would be Iotallah Nuclear that this is what happens when you do what we say
and get rid of your weapons of mass destruction?
We can trust Saddam to unilaterally disarm in spite of impending invasion (only 3 weeks before they were getting rid of long range missiles which
breached the U.N rules as they could fly further than permitted if kept partially unloaded). Saddam only withdrew inspectors after they had been in
his country about 6 years; it was us who did it the last time.
We can trust Saddam to keep control of his population; and spend his oil money wisely.
We can trust Saddam not to unite with Iran; deliberately harbour Muslim fundamentalists or blow the world to bits.
And if we said “here are the forces what help do you need?” I bet he wouldn’t commit any actions against human rights that we wouldn’t
support. It was our secret service that led Saddam to think he could unite Kuwait with Iraq after only about 70 years apart. And it was the acceptance
of Iranian bribes by the Kurds which caused the Iran Iraq war in which over a million died (mostly because we sold weapons to both sides in order to
prevent ether conquering the other).
I like Saddam because of his credentials (not least bringing the security Iraq needs).
Maybe your different maybe believe more government or right wing media reports than I do; but everything I know did I would have done if I were in his
situation (including getting rid of the WMD’s; a big mistake in hindsight).
If you brought Saddam back the governments friends in the media would have a lot of explaining to do. So chances are they will try to find someone
just like him (which can hardly be knowingly done). The polls (working class) would be pissed but ironically if things like Murdoch’s daily papers
didn't lie and mislead so much it’s they who for the sake of a better world (or just less trouble) who would welcome him most.