How would things be different today if Saddam Hussain were still in power?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (6 posts)
  1. profile image0
    LoliHeyposted 2 years ago

    How would things be different today if Saddam Hussain were still in power?

    Would there be an ISIS?  What are the benefits and negatives of getting rid of him?

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 2 years ago

    Several hundred thousand people who are now dead would still be alive. Five thousand American troops would not have died for nothing other than the increased profits of Haliburton et al, let alone all the many thousands of others having to deal with physical and mental disabilities. George W. Bush wouldn't have all that blood on his hands (Not that it seems to bother him) and he might not be considered quite the blundering idiot he is

  3. lions44 profile image97
    lions44posted 2 years ago

    Speaking as a former Bush supporter:

    If Saddam were still in power, the Middle East would be slightly more stable.  Like Rupert says, many our soldiers and those of our allies, would be alive and many more not disabled. Thousands of Iraqs would be alive as well, albeit still living tyranny. 

    There would be no ISIS.  Middle Eastern strongmen were always able to clamp down on their religious nuts with their own style of domestic terror.  Same goes for Libya.  The Arab Spring brought us democracy in Egypt. How did that turn out?  Not ready for primetime.

    Also, it would have meant more resources for Afghanistan. That's where the real issue was and still exists.  I truly believe the situation there would be quite different had we not invaded Iraq. 

    I have to wonder how someone could become President of the United States with such little conceptual knowledge of the world.  How can you be fooled so easily by your VP, Def. Sec and CIA director?  As a Republican for nearly 30 years, I'm disgusted.  The damage to our reputation will take years to rebuild.  I'm all for spreading freedom, but not at the expense of weakening our own position in the world. You can support movements inside countries like we did in the last century. 

    Oddly though, W is still well respected among the troops.  He visits VA hospitals as well as bases regularly and is warmly received.  I would be very angry.   

    Great question.

    1. Rupert Taylor profile image97
      Rupert Taylorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      CJ. I admire your candor in speaking out against the actions of the party you have supported for so long. Takes a thoughtful and courageous person to admit he's been duped. I always thought Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz etc. were Bush's puppeteers.

    2. lions44 profile image97
      lions44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks very much, Rupert.  I always considered Bush the puppet.   
      One day I will get my party back.  We're getting there.  After 2016, we will clean house as we deal with HRC.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    There would be no ISIS, 4500+ American soldiers would still be alive, Their loved one's families would be in tact, there would be several thousands less (wounded warriors) & military suicides of those who returned home would be down, and 500,000 Iraqi people would still be alive. Last but not least the American people would have saved $2 Trillion dollars and counting....


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)