- Nov 2008
- Washington state
Saddam was supporting some Terrorist in Iraq. He definitely was not our friend and we should not apologize for our attacks on Iraq.What??? You DO realize that we supported and helped to arm Iraq during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, right? The 1991 Gulf War was a result of Iraq invading Kuwait and NOT over any percieved support of terrorists.
Iraq was an ENEMY of the conservative Islamic extremists/terrorists. Iraq was a dictatirship of course, but it was a SECULar one and the Mullahs in Iran and elswhere HATED Sadaam and his government.
Saddam Hussein opposed terrorists who opposed him. He supported and funded virtually all others—including jihadists who targeted the United States, its interests, and allies. *As early as 1982, Saddam Hussein was openly supporting, training, and equipping the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group opposed to the secular regime of Hafez Assad. *In February 1993, Abdul Rahman Yasin mixed the chemicals for the first al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center. In the days after the attack, Yasin, an Iraqi national, was detained twice by the FBI. Although he offered investigators details of the plot, he was released—twice—on the assumption that he would be a cooperative witness. According to the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report, Yasin promptly "fled to Iraq with Iraqi assistance." In 1994, a reporter for ABC News went to the home of Yasin's father in Baghdad and spoke with neighbors who reported that Yasin was free to come and go as he pleased and was "working for the government." So an Iraqi participant in an al Qaeda attack on the U.S. mainland fled to Iraq—with Iraqi government assistance—after those attacks. *Months later, in April 1993, Hussein dispatched a suicide bomber to attempt to kill former U.S. president George H.W. Bush during a visit to Kuwait. *Hussein was not coy about his support for anti-American terror. In a nationally televised speech that same year, he called for attacks on U.S. interests. "Attack them, our beloved people. You are the glory of our nation. Attack them."
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