Saddam was a heavy handed, brutal dictator. He gassed his own people remember? Stuffed his opponents into plastic spreaders. that's a hell of a way to keep the peace. So, yes. Taking him out was the right thing to do. And staying until the area is stable is/was right also.<quoted text>They were forced to continue the policy for the reason I stated that a half completed mission could easily have culminated with a new Iraqi leader who would have made Saddam look harmless in comparison. I am sure that Obama would have exited Iraq much earlier had it been safe to do so. He had no choice but to complete what Bush misguidedly started in Iraq.
I am not so sure that a democracy in Iraq makes us any more secure as Iraq is dominated by the more radical Shi'ites who someday may elect somebody far worse than Sodamn Insane...I meant Saddam Hussein. Papa Bush was wise to leave Saddam in power after the Gulf War early in his term. Saddam did serve a useful purpose in keeping the more radical Muslims in their place.
This November, I would vote for neither. My plans are to leave the ballot blank for president or vote 3rd party while I vote for the remaining races on the ballot. I see the race as Romnitwit vs. Obamanation.
Iraq as a democracy -- time will tell.
A little gut check. Stand on your principles and vote accordingly. Failing to vote takes away your right to complain.