posted on Dec, 31 2006 @ 04:54 PM
If Saddam had a few biological weapons the biggest statement of all would be to use them. Therefore I'm sure he could make a statement twice as
insulting against the state of Israel than anything the Iranian president has said (so far anyway).
But being secular he was never “crazy about religion” enough to welcome death by nuclear explosion. As for the Iranians that remains to be
You would have thought though, the fact Iran has biological weapons goes some way to answering that question; meaning they’re current pursuit of
nuclear weapons is likely to be more to do with a desire to be a regional superpower than more extreme.
Somewhat Off Topic…
This means we were doubly stupid to get rid of Saddam because Iran and him would always hate each other (at least as long as he was secular and they
shared a border).
Therefore the United States could always have used Saddam as a counter force to Iran (just like the intelligent days of the 80’s).
But with 650,000 Iraqis liquidated since the “liberation” of Iraq (and the fact this sort of violence will continue more or less in current form
under the current democratically sectarian divided government); I don’t think Iraq is in much of a state to be anything like a counter force
to Iran anytime soon.
In fact from it; Iraq is more or less offering itself as an expansion of Iranian power-territory. And come the next election this will be much worse
because 60% of Iraqis are Shiites (pro-Iranian) and Iraq is after all a democracy.
Of course not every single individual Shiite will be pro-Iranian; but neither will every single Sunni or Kurd be anti-Iranian (never mind
Furthermore all democracies need to cater for the majority. And in Iraq 55% are unemployed, many are sectarian divided, and even more are poor.
Sweet dreams to the Middle East that would have been if only we had kept Saddam; and its sweet dreams as long as Bush stubbornly refuses to act on
the need for a dictator (not in America but Iraq).
The question is how do you explain that to our dumb people?
All many would of heard is: “Get rid of Saddam, bring Democracy…whoops… bring dictatorship, someone like Saddam”. I mean you would have
thought some of the electorate (who may even have lived of Mc Donald’s all their life) would have a head-heart explosion at that (particularly if
they’ve lost somebody in Iraq).
But the war killing yet more people continues; and therefore so too does the impending political and pragmatic need to end it, (and especially owing
to current circumstances) with a solution that won’t unite Iraq with Iran.
Democracy will do that; but the fact is the right kind Saddam style-ideology dictatorship will not. Otherwise when future conspiracy historians look
back they’ll believe the West deliberately gave Iraq to Iran (perhaps before going to war it).