Originally posted by: Rugged
lesser of the two evils policy. the same reason the us backed france and not germany in ww2.
LOL! And there I was thinking that America rallied to aid its allies!!
see saddam was gearing up for war with iran, a shiara nightmare. Iranians are smarter and work harder than iraqis, therefore they had better weapons, plus since Iraq was secular and iran was shiara we had to take tha madmen in the region down a peg. We sold / gave lend leased saddam weapons, including wmds.
After 5 years of fighting, iran started losing, we needed some money for another venture, so we sold some arms to iran to keep them even.
the ONLY 2 things bad about saddam is that he's a psychopathic murderer and that he didn't like america. He sure kept his people in line, he didnt take care of them so well, but they weren't all over the world causing mahem.
Iran is iraq exponential. Iran will have to be razed to get a victory there, same with pakki.
Couldn't you just 'not attack anyone'. Its a policy that alot of other countries have had for quite some time now.
What are you on about here Rug?!?