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Originally posted by mbkennel
Originally posted by BigBrotherDarkness
Originally posted by Danbones
the SK would like the US to leave
the US needs a bogieman to stay...rumsfeld for example was on the board of a corp that sold nasty stuff to NK, just as he was instrumental in selling poison gas to saddam...(and more I'm sure)
The Saddam help became a good reason to invade; hell the US basically put him in power in the first place.
The US did NOT put Saddam into power in the first place at all. Saddam was a client state and ally of the USSR primarily (obviously not what the USA liked), and purchased more weapons from France. The USA offered some aid during the Iran/Iraq war because Iran was seen (correctly) as more of a threat to US interests, but the relationship is much less than with the USSR.
The USA did help put the Shah in power (there is always internal political divisions, but US supported one side of it).