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Super power or Imperial Hegamon?

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Submitted by Glenn Klotz (United States), Jan 29, 2003 at 09:55

The world is chock full of BAD guys. the list is long and on it are some of our so called allies and friends. It seems to me Mr. Bush is being extremely selective about who should be on that list and I for 1 don't believe Saddam should be at the top of it. Kim Il Jong of North Korea is at the top of my list of real dangerous bad guys that is a clear and present threat to us and many of our allies in the region (S.Korea, Japan.) Then there is the case of Saudi Arabia which is by all reports harboring Al Queda terrorist and probably OBL as well, has allowed it's royals to finance terrorist operations all over the globle and continues to support and spread a dangerous version of Whabbist Islam that teaches millions of Muslim children to hate everything we stand for. Saddam on the other hand represents a fading force in the Arab / Muslim world of secular Socialism (the Baathist party.) Then there is Kaddaffi in Libya, Assad in Syria, the Iranian Mullahs, Sudan, Large areas of Pakistan, Nigeria etc. But Bush and company are for some unknown reason totally focused on Saddam? (OIL, Revenge, making him an example?) GWB is falling into the same trap his father did a decade ago and he'll pay for it with 1 term in office.
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