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Stalin and Saddam, another view

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Apr 12, 2013 at 12:45

Hitler declared war on the US in late 1941. The US entered the war whether they liked it or not. At the time the US army was ridiculously small, equipped with inferior weapons as compared to the Wehrmacht. The Red Army were the only ones ready to fight Germany. Support for Stalin was the only option. The Soviets too had no choice after the attack in the summer of 1941.

As for Saddam, I see support for him as indecisiveness where an enemy had clearly identified itself. Taking US embassy personnel as hostages goes beyond a declaration of war. The US should have fought Iran. Supporting Saddam was but a lame substitute. Should Iran flash nuclear arms on TV tomorrow this thought will come to many people's minds.

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