Death of a Dictator

I had a long post written up about the execution of Saddam Hussein. I decided at the last minute to not click the “Submit” button. But, my friend Niran wrote up an eloquent post that says it much more clearly.

One thing I’d add is this: I’m truly curious about the proportion of the American population that think Saddam was executed as part of the War on Terror, or to grant democracy in Iraq. His execution had nothing to do with either (no WMDs have ever been found, and execution by a foreign power – even through a fledgling local puppet government – is no way to instill democracy).

I had a long post written up about the execution of Saddam Hussein. I decided at the last minute to not click the “Submit” button. But, my friend Niran wrote up an eloquent post that says it much more clearly.

One thing I’d add is this: I’m truly curious about the proportion of the American population that think Saddam was executed as part of the War on Terror, or to grant democracy in Iraq. His execution had nothing to do with either (no WMDs have ever been found, and execution by a foreign power – even through a fledgling local puppet government – is no way to instill democracy).

11 thoughts on “Death of a Dictator”

  1. The funny thing too is that America is the one who armed Saddam during the 80s as they wanted to stir up nonsense with them and iran for a 8 year war.

  2. Yes i mean the USA obviously fought the Iraq war on there own being all mighty and all, Oh wait, Like hell you did without us British you would of gotten NO WHERE yet you guys seem to claim your doing all the work on your own, Guess what we lose people in Iraq and Afganistan fighting in this so called war of terror just as you do. I’m so sick of americans thinking they are some form of gods gift to this world.

  3. Optimist, I’m unsure if you’re a troll or a spammer trying to get whitelisted, or a genuine commenter. On the off chance that you’re a real person with a real comment, I’ll respond.

    I’m not American. Never have been. I have many American friends though. I am Canadian, and for the most part, damned proud of it. This post was not written with even the tiniest bit of anti-American sentiment (or anti-Iraqi, or anti-Afghan, or pro-American, etc…) It was written purely out of curiosity. What proportion of the population still believe the war in Iraq is about antiterrorism, and what proportion believe it’s about oil and energy security?

  4. IMO, it looks like on the surface that anti-terrorism war going on, but many of them believe [shall I say most?] that it’s about taking the oil nations in the stride by Bush government. I am just curious what would be the stance taken by Mrs. Clinton or Obama.

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