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He would not be a threat to anyone. 4 8.33%
He would only oppress those within his own country. 27 56.25%
He would likely invade his neighbors in the Middle East. Not a threat outside the Mid-East though. 10 20.83%
He would become a major threat to the United States and the free world. 7 14.58%
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:26 PM   #1
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If Saddam was still in power...

Hit the poll, then discuss.
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:37 PM   #2
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Who knows, it turns out he really didn't have much of an army or weapons to speak of.

I can think of worse.
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:44 PM   #3
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It was in his plans to compete with Iran for WMDs. After his invasions in Iran and Kuwait, I don't believe it would be irrational to suggest that he would use them against Middle Eastern countries. I'm not so sure about the United States/Free World, but then again you never know.
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FYI, I voted #2. Knowing what we know now, he was a deluded dictator commanding a nearly vanquished army with an inner circle that lied to him on a regular basis--including over whether they had WMDs. We left their government in tatters after 1991 to the point that he could only harm those within his own country.

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I voted #3, I see that as a considerable possibility. I really don't know about #4, it seems like a worst-case scenerio.
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#2.

However, over time, I could see it going to #3.
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I voted 4. I think he has always been a threat to the free world. I'm not necessarily saying the US is right for taking him out but I think at somepoint, someone whould have to have done it.
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Saddam oppressed the hell out of his people, no question. He wanted to be some great pan-Arab leader but he couldn't pull it off. It was mostly delusional rhetoric. So #2.
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Old 05-18-2005, 02:27 AM   #11
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# 2. He had a past of # 3, but no-one said 'no' until he went into Kuwait. Since then, aside from the usual insane dictator bluster, there was never a suggestion that # 3 would happen again. # 4 was never a possibility and I'd like the people who voted for it to explain why they think it was.
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