Where did Sadam go wrong?
He didnt do anything that most third world leaders dont do
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
He gained western attention by threatening oil interests in Kuwait. He'd still be in power in Iraq if he hadnt of invaded Kuwait in 1990.
- 1 decade ago
He tried to have GHW Bush killed, he wasn't smart enough to see thet maybe someday GW would be President. Now his Precious sons are dead and he sets in a cell. Killing 3 million Iraqi's was possibly wrong, however seeing the way they are acting, when they could have a new country, with the chance to have a good life, might indicate he had the right idea with his people!
- ram456456Lv 51 decade ago
Under Saddam, oppression was a lot worse than anything you see in Latin America, or Asia. Saddam wholesale killed off ethnic groups that didn't agree with him. Not just jail the opposition or pay them off to shut up is what most oppressive regimes use first since outright oppression results in chaos. Saddam just figure why go that route just kill off all my problem. Saddam was =to Stalin I'm glad the thug will die soon because we don't need to support people willing kill off a whole ethnic group.
- ZabanyaLv 61 decade ago
His biggest mistake was invading Kuwait. That's the point where Bush's daddy and Cheney planned for America's "hegmony" strategy.
There is a saying that if you act like a jerk, don't be surprised if people ride you. That's Bush is going through right now.
600,000 Iraqis are dead, I wonder who will try who for that. Justice is a pre requisite for peace.
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- Kasey CLv 71 decade ago
He picked on Kuwait, and tried to obtain WMDs. Those brought him to the forefront of American attention. If he didn't do both, or only did one or the other, he may still be there.
For example, Libya's Qaddafi, almost same as Saddam Hussein, both named enemy of US, both got bombed before, but Libya didn't invade a neighboring country that's doing brisk business with US, and Libya didn't blatantly thumb their noses at UN weapons inspectors, as Libya has no WMD ambitions (that we know of).
- zinaaLv 41 decade ago
1. he wasn't good to his own people. (wrong)
2. he tried to take part from Kuwait; his neighbor country (big mistake)
3. he stood in the face of America to talk about his rights and that he can stop giving USA the petrol it needed, opposite to what other countries did and still doing (HIS right)
- FRAGINAL, JTMLv 71 decade ago
Saddam was oppressive against those that do not want his policies and he committed mass killings. Then, he was persistent in the development of weapons and do not want UN inspectors to enter Iraq.
- 1 decade ago
Boy you appeasers sure come out of the wood works don't ya.....
- rumplesnitzLv 51 decade ago
He let his alligator ambition overload his monkey abilities.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
sadam didn't go wrong; we did, for cying out loud