Er, Loose, Obama said that AFTER Kuwait. Saddam's forxes were weakened, he was no longer a threat. Those oil wells were set on fire to thwart the "coalition" forces. Tell us all, Loose, are you happy with the developments in Iraq from 2003 to today? Hey, Iraq never lowered its oil prices as a mark of gratitude to the U.S. Hey, Iraq never paid a cent for the U.S.'s involvement. Hey, relations with Iran are cozier by the day. Hey, Iraq just signed a major billion-dollar deal with Russia, yes, with Russia, for oil exoloration and exploitation. Hey, Iraq is negotiating with Airbus for the purchase of several airliners. Hey, Thank you, GWB. Signed, Iraq.Poppo,
It is absurb to say that Saddam Hussein was not a real threat to his neighbors and, more importantly, the vital strategic interests of the United States.
Maybe you and Barack Obama were asleep when the Butcher of Bahgdad overran Kuwait and deliberately created one of the world's biggest environmental, ecological, and economic disasters ever known to mankind.
Were you asleep when Hussein adopted a scorched earth policy and torched over 700 of the world's most productive oil wells?
Or were you comatose?
Now, Obama's stuck with this disaster, a military, political, social, religious and economic disaster. What do you suggest? Even Obama cannot bring back the poor US soldiers who died in vain and the tens of thousands disabled and traumatized vets. Obama was right, his speech was right on. And don't ever besmirch or dishonour those military who served their country, put in harm's way and were killed or maimed. Obama is giving them the respect that GWB too often did not.