Sunday, December 13, 2009

His Night With Saddam

Dr. Mark Green reflects on his night with Saddam Hussein, who was charming and chatty after his capture.

And then there was this:
For me, this was obviously a great opportunity for me to be part of history. When I think back, I can reflect on it this way: There was a murderous dictator ruling Iraq tyrannically and he’s no longer ruling Iraq. Now the people of Iraq have the opportunity to choose their own legacy. And if there is a legacy for American soldiers in Iraq, it is that Iraqis can choose their own destiny, where before they had no choice.
Whatever one thinks about that war the pride of men like Mark Green to have ended Saddam's tyranny is thoroughly justified.

7 Comments:

Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Gil - That's right Gil. I agree. Lets face it. Iraq wasn't a sovereign nation (according to Spencerblog), so we had every right to go in there and remove Saddam. Even if we had to twist intelligence, and lie in order to do it. We should all be walking around puffing our chests out over this huge victory! 4,360 US military deaths, and over 103,000 Iraqi deaths is a small price to pay for the installation of a shakey Shiite Theocracy that turns the clock back on womens rights. Burkhas are back in style, liquor is on its way out, mission accomplished! I still get a warm fuzzy feeling everytime a car bomb goes off. Mark Green, and the rest of our military, has a right to be proud of the fact that they served this country, and they served it well, but we as a nation have no right to be proud of what we have done to Iraq. Regardless of what you, or Mark Green thinks, the facts show that the overthrow, capture, and execution of Saddam was not thoroughly justified. But it's obvious that your new mission in life is to convince us otherwise. There's an angry mayor in Media who is still fighting the war in Vietnam. You two would make a lovely couple.

December 13, 2009 at 5:49 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Bob,
You sound angrier than Bob McMahon.

Good thing for South Korea more of your ilk weren't around back then.

There are plenty of South Koreans and Iraqis who think freedom and democracy are worth fighting and dying for. And they certainly appreciate America's efforts to help them obtain them, even if you don't.

December 13, 2009 at 7:13 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Gil - Im not really angry. I just sound that way when I type.
Comparing Iraq to South Korea! Why didn't I think of that? That's brilliant! The two wars have so much in common. Come on Gil. You can do better than that. You're right about one thing. Freedom and Democracy are worth fighting for. But that's not why we went into Iraq, is it Gil? And what about your ilk? The ilk that never served.

December 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Hmmm. Does that mean I'm not allowed to appreciate the men and women who have and do?

And actually, yes bringing democracy to Iraq WAS one of the stated reasons this country went to war there.

As for Mark Green, he has every "right" to be proud of liberating Iraq and bringing Saddam to justice.

And I have the absolute "right" to be proud of him and HIS ilk just as you have the right not to be.

December 13, 2009 at 10:20 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Gil - I never said I wasn't proud of people like Green. To the contrary, I'm very proud and supportive of those who serve this country. However, I'm not proud of a government that lies and skews intelligence to wage war on a country that is no threat to the United States. It amazes me that a man with a college education buys into the BS that we wage war for noble reasons. In a 110 year period, the US has participated in the overthrow of 14 governments. Look how well Iran turned out. Bringing democracy to Iraq. Do you really believe that's why we went there? Ask yourself. Could Bush have sold the war to the people of this country if he used that as his reason for going to war? Get real. I don't I think you have a tendancy to confuse patriotism with love of government.

December 13, 2009 at 11:04 PM 
Blogger Pro Christ Pro Gun said...

Bob:

Since everything Bush was a lie, what about now? Obama the clown just committed 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, and he has no plan. Obama the clown promised transparency and bipartisanship. Obama the clown just said that he has repaired America's image around the world. Obama the clown is signing into law spending bills that are completely irresponsible. Where is your outrage?

By the way, it was necessary to go into Iraq, especially since Bush agreed with his now liberal detractors who begged him to do something about rogue Saddam and his numerous violations of UN sanctions.

Pay attention!

December 14, 2009 at 5:26 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Scott - Good to hear from you again. Rumor had it that you took off to join the French Foreign Legion. I'm not going to defend Obama for sending more troops into Afghanistan. I think it's a mistake, and I'm disapointed. But I'm surprised that you have a problem with it.
As for repairing our international image, I think he's doing a great job. As for the spending, lets see how it turns out. Don't loose sight of the fact that Bush left Obama a hell of a mess to clean up. Two wars, and the worst financial crisis since the great depression. Now back to the subject of Iraq. It was not necessary to take out Saddam. If it was , Bush Sr. would have done it years ago. Saddam was contained and for all intents and purposes, impotent. Gil likes to post feel good, patriotic comments that have nothing to do with reality. Here is the reality. If it wasn't for oil, Iraq would be given the same status as Kazakhstan. Pat Buchanan said it best when he referred to the invasion of Iraq as an Imperialistic war. Considering the fact that you weren't aware of the fact that Saddam was Sunni, I think it's you who should start paying attention.
Merry Christmas.

December 15, 2009 at 10:51 AM 

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