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Yes, Rogue still hangs on to his illusions, namely that Iraq post-Saddam is much better off.
Yes, better for a few aparichiks raking in the oil money.
Meantime, Al Qaeda and Iranians circulate freely in Iraq. They were not there before, incidentally, as Saddam, possessive tyrant that he was, tolerated no adversaries. He wanted to be the number ONE killer. Well, Saddam must be spinning in his grave, outdone, his killing field by now well surpassed by whatever it is that replaced him. 47 more killed by bombs today. Happens almost daily now. Christians persecuted and forced out. What was a secular regime under Saddam, s you correctly point out, allowing liberties for women only seen in Morocco in North Moslem Africa is now a thing of the past, the country has slipped the bonds of freedom and a dark Moslem veil has descended upon it. "Mission Accomplished". Indeed. Muslim mission accomplished, yes.
The tragedy and real story of Iraq 2003-2013 is the Shiites took over control who are loyal to Iran.
Saddam had them second class citizens.
Saddam had Woman in his government, Woman scientist, Woman teachers, etc.
Teenagers and young adults in Iraq were allowed to frequent bars and clubs, go to movies, drive cars, etc. all because Saddam was a Secular Muslim.
Saddam was despised by al Qaeda and was isolated with no friends in the region.
Dr. Germ and Mrs. Anthrax Set Free
http://tinyurl.com/7nzsn Dec 27, 2005
Why is it not bigger news that those infamous Iraqi female scientists once routinely referred to in the media as “Dr. Germ” and “Mrs. Anthrax” have been quietly released from imprisonment in Iraq without any charges being brought by their U.S. captors? Don’t the newspapers and TV networks that all but pre-convicted them of crimes against humanity owe them—and us—the courtesy of an explanation for the sudden presumption of their innocence?
After all, it was to stop these mad leaders of Saddam Hussein’s allegedly booming weapons-of-mass-destruction programs that the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003. We were told at the time by the White House that the U.N. inspectors scouring the country were being blocked by lying officials and scientists, themselves complicit in breaking U.N. sanctions, and so we wouldn’t get the truth until we could interrogate them as prisoners. http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/12282005_...