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Submitted by Francis Brooke (United States), Jun 5, 2013 at 21:52


Perhaps the removal of Saddam Hussein's genocidal, war-mongering, terrorist dictatorship, responsible for deadly Scud missile attacks, suicide bombers and the world-wide focus for violent anti-Israel Arab Nationalism wasn't such a bad development after all. It might even have led to the military encirclement of Iran, Gadhaffi gone, "Syria and Egypt consumed by internal problems, [and] the existential threat they once posed to Israel ... nearly disappeared."

Francis Brooke


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I have always favored eliminating the monster Saddam Hussein. I just did not believe in spending 5,000 lives and a trillion dollars to re-make Iraq in our image.

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