Why did we have Saddam Hussein killed?

When we pulled him out of that spider hole, why didn't we dust him off, get him a haircut and shave, and put him back in power as "our man in Iraq"? He had no military. He had no weapons. He knew how to keep the oil flowing. He knew how to keep the Iraqi people from killing each other. He did a half-way... show more When we pulled him out of that spider hole, why didn't we dust him off, get him a haircut and shave, and put him back in power as "our man in Iraq"?

He had no military.
He had no weapons.
He knew how to keep the oil flowing.
He knew how to keep the Iraqi people from killing each other.
He did a half-way decent job of keeping Iran at bay.
And if he ever got out of line, we could always smack him around some to show him who's really got the nuclear balls.

Update: Premiumt: By that logic, wouldn't he be equally happy about the number of Iraqi's and US Military killed since his overthorw?
Update 2: Yes I know, he was killed by the Iraqi people -- but with our help. When we pulled him from that hole, he could have been taken to Gitmo. We turned him over to the Iraq system that we established and then let them actually do the dirty work.
Update 3: It all: He raped men? Now that is a new one. He was one bad actor, that Saddam. But couldn't he have become "our" bad actor with a little encouragement?
Update 4: Sailing: Geo Bush is having (doesn't do it personally) thousands killed in Iraq. Should he, too, to turned over to the Iraqi people?
Update 5: Dennis P: We had Saddam Hussein killed by the Iraqi people. Does that little bit of detail help.
Update 6: It All: Right. He killed. He raped. He may have even had relations with goats! But, his downfall was to provoke Bush. All those other things are just OK. Just don't provoke Bush. I hadn't thought of that. Good man, you.
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