Any irony in Saddam killing kurds with US chemical agents?
And what about the handshake?
- michaelsanLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
It was the US and Rumsfeld who supplied and supported Saddam in the 1980's, even when he was using chemical weapons. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn...
The US supported Saddam when he oppressed his own people, and when he attacked Iran.
At the end of the first Gulf War Bush Sr. encouraged the Kurds and Shiites to rise up against Saddam, only to then sit back and watch as they cried out for our help when Saddam crushed all who did so. http://www.tbsjournal.com/cull.html......
Now we have removed Saddam's party from power, exposing them to the violence and retaliation of those they harmed when in power, and we are having their leader Saddam hanged for all Iraq to see.
I believe the United States has now successfully betrayed every major group in Iraq.
Do you suppose there is anyone left in Iraq, or the region, who trusts the United States?
We will sell weapons to anyone and seem not to care what dictators do with them. It is bankrupt policy to then use what they do with them while we are supporting and training their people against them as Bush did with Saddam. It was his Dad who put Saddam on top and sold him the weapons and encouraged him to attack Iran. Doesn't it sound a little hollow to now have Dubbya talk about how bad all this was and then depose and hang him?
- 1 decade ago
Or killing Iranians with chemical weapons of mass destruction supplied by Americans.
- LoneStarLv 41 decade ago
No irony that I can see.
It is like this: guns don't kill, the person pulling the trigger does.