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Daniel being too generous -- Saddam's fall is not a positive legacy for Bush

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Dec 8, 2008 at 15:17

I agreed with everything in Daniel's piece until "No Saddam in Iraq" is counted as a positive.

A genuinely self-sustaining secular regime, dedicated using its oil revenues for arms purchases and domestic decadence was a tool that might yet have been used against Saudi or Iran.

Saddam's enemies were our enemies, even if we were enemies ourselves to a lesser degree.

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