#1 Saddam was a cruel leader killing many of his own people for foolish reasons. Are you perfectly willing to let people die for so much as opposing a president? We've found many files, Saddam documented what happens to those that oppose him. There's an entire country living in fear of a ruthless leader that only begins to speak when he's gone. Yes, there are many in Iraq who oppose us, and they have a right to, especially if we stay longer than is necessary. The overwhelming majority, however, are greatful to be released from bondage. Iraq may prove to become a great country again. Why are people so quick to dismiss these Iraqi lives?
#2, While the US would love to take credit for freeing the Iraqi people, we cannot fully take this credit. We had a lot of help from coalition forces. (It's wierd how everyone forgets Tony Blair; it's like they dismiss him as a Bush puppet. I'm sorry, but the UK is its own country. They won't be bullied into something by America.) Almost a bigger factor was an Iraqi military who gave little resistence, and an Iraqi people who welcomed the forces.
#3 If Bush is such a dictator here at home (as implied by Heavymetal) he would foget about Iraq and focus on the short term problems here at home, to be recognized as a great president. If this war was about oil, which it wasn't, we could have prevented the whole conflict by making friends with Saddam. It would have cost the American tax payer a hell of a lot less! Troubling times require great leaders to step up and stand for what is right for humanity, not just stand up for what is right politically. It doesn't matter your religion, but I trust a leader who prays each morning, asking for direction from above, over a leader who gets some head in the oval office from an intern.
Yeah, but Bush went to war because he had WMDs. Not for anything else. WMDs.
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