The Trial of Saddam Hussein and The Fallout of The War

The Trial of Saddam Hussein


The fallout in the Middle East from the regime change in Iraq

Friday, November 09, 2007

Father Defends Son

Former President George Bush senior defended his son, President George W Bush, in a rare interview with USA Today.

Bush senior, speaking about the Iraq war, said:

"Do they want to bring back Saddam Hussein, these critics?

Do they want to go back to the status quo ante? I don't know what they are talking about here. Do they think life would be better in the Middle East if Saddam were still there

That's all very well. However, when Bush senior was faced with the decision (in the earlier Gulf War) as to whether to invade Iraq or not he decided against it.


"It would have been a disastrous decision."

Good call!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Blix Questions US Intentions

Hans Blix, the former chief United Nations weapons inspector, fears that the United States has a secret plan to keep its troops in Iraq.

Dr Blix, speaking in Sydney, said:

"One fear I would have is that the US has a hidden thought to remain in Iraq.

One reason why they wanted in was that they felt they must leave Saudi Arabia.

After the Gulf War in 1991 they left their troops in Saudi Arabia to protect pipelines. And when they felt they could no longer stay in Saudi Arabia, Iraq was the next best place because it was more secularised than Saudi Arabia and had the second biggest oil reserves in the region

Whilst it may be the intention of the current administration in Washington to remain in Iraq, it may not be the intention of the people of the US. In one year's time there will be a new president elect, and the true intentions of the US may then become a little clearer.