Danite, the comparison of Saddam and Hitler is really a joke. It started with Papa Bush who called hin "Little Hitler" in advance of the Gulf War. Hitler had an ideology, which involved genocide and lording over nations. Saddam was ruthless, but his only ideology as far as we know was to survive as a ruler. The US had to decide if Saddam was to be invaded or not. I think everybody (other than the Bushmen and Company) knows the invasion was a big mistake. Indeed, putting Saddam under indefinite embargo caused him to be even more brutal than he would otherwise been. Simply, he had to fear more unhappy people around him and had to use tougher suppression methods. When I say that the US could have "used" Saddam as its dog, I don't mean the US would have said to him "jump"! Saddam would have seen the Iranian danger on his own, and would have attacked on his own. And the US would have then supported him as it did previously in the Iran-Iraq war, because it would have been important to keep him around as protection against Iran.
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