.....to a brutal evil dictator, Saddam Hussein. The left still insists we were wrong. But this is what we rid the world of:
In 1988 Saddam began exterminating the Kurdish people living in Northern Iraq. Using chemical weapons of Sarin, mustard gas and nerve agents, he killed at least 50,000 people and some say as many as 100,000 people. Many of them women and children. We have since found the mass graves of these women and children.
He directed mass executions of tens of thousands of civilians, imprisoning tens of thousand of women, children and elderly after destroying their villages, schools, mosques and farms.
In 1991 he once again committed wholesale massacres on the Kurds and Shi'ites. Deaths then were estimated from 20,000 to 100,000 for the Kurds and 60,ooo to 130,000 for Shi'ites. He directed forces to kill thousands of unarmed civilians by firing indiscriminately into residential areas; executing young people on the streets, in homes, and in hospitals. They rounded up suspects, especially young men, during house-to-house searches, and arresting them without charge, sometimes shooting them en masse and used helicopters to attack unarmed civilians as they fled the cities.
In 1994 Saddam established severe penalties for criminal offenses such as amputation. He established numerous torture centers that included hooks for hanging people by the hands for beatings and devices for electric shock.
The left, who will howl all day about the United States waterboarding 3 people for information, still insist that Saddam should have been left alone. I suppose the true horror of torture, amputation, and whole scale murders on women and children aren't enough to bother the left. They make jokes about how we didn't find the WMD. I'm thinking that the women and children who died of nerve gas and the like would, if they could, assure us of the danger to the world of Saddam having such weapons. He hated us with a passion and anyone who doesn't think he would have shared what he had to hurt us is only fooling themselves.
In addition to ridding the world of Saddam and his insane sons, we decimated Al Qaeda, captured the planners of 9-11, killed the leadership and established a Democracy in the Middle East where none thought possible.
Putting all that aside, forgetting that Saddam refused to let UN officials check for WMD's and ignored 14 UN resolutions, let's just be thankful that a man who committed such horrors on innocent people is gone.
Hundreds of thousands of innocent people were tortured, imprisoned, and executed by this evil man. But no more. No more.
Politics aside, I think we can all agree that a world without Saddam Hussein is a much much better world, and we have the might of the United States of America military to thank for it.