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Kerry: Insurgency in Iraq threatens entire Mideast

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Kerry should retire already!! I`m so tired of listening to people like him who has no idea what they are talking about!!

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He said what's happening in Iraq is not US fault. I think yes it is. You removed one man whom everyone was affraid. He was not good, but people needed someone they affraid to behave. Since his remoal, more people died in each month than he ever killed. This would never happen if Saddman was still on top. so yes, it's your fault.

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He said what's happening in Iraq is not US fault. I think yes it is.

perhaps, a small sliver, but mostly, No. Mostly, it was sectarian violence run amok!

You removed one man whom everyone was affraid. He was not good, but people needed someone they affraid to behave.

Saddam had to go, the man was a tyrant a butcher of his own people, the gassing of the Kurds, Shiites and the threats on the US. He had to go and good riddance. No one misses Saddam and his murderous sons.

Since his remoal, more people died in each month than he ever killed. This would never happen if Saddman was still on top. so yes, it's your fault.

No, there was an attempt on Saddam's life all the time, Saddam knew the majority of the Shiites would rise up against him. He knew it was a matter of time. Again, you can blame Bush for not understanding the complexity that makes up ME politics, but you can equally blame Obama for NOT securing a proper SOFA agreement with Maliki and just decided to pull out without completing the mission.

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This would never happen if Saddman was still on top.

Really? The US didn't remove Qadafi in Libya did they? How about Morsi in Egypt? How about Syria and Assad?

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I think there may be quite a few people who miss Saddam in the sense that he kept the peace. surely you can't be saying that being randomly blown up or otherwise killed is better than it was before? Kerry is just spouting the same rubbish to justify the mess the US caused and continues to be involved in. He is ridiculous as are US claims that there can somehow be an accomodation or settlelent or other sensible outcome to this mess that they created.

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No one misses Saddam and his murderous sons.

Are you sure? The people we saw being shot? The Widows? The people whose towns are now battle zones? Saddam knew his people would miss him and he was right.

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I agree with timtak. only winners are weapons manufacturers as usual.

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Keeping Saddam in power would have been a temporary fix. Sooner or later the sectarian violence would have started.

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Keeping Saddam in power would have been a temporary fix. Sooner or later the sectarian violence would have started.

I agree.

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I keep saying it. Let them destroy themselves and don't get involved anymore. Eventually either they'll wipe each other or somewhere along the way they'll finally figure out, "why are we killing each other? This needs to stop for good!"

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Whatever Saddam did to his own people and to the Kurds was just the excuse that we all remember today. The real reason he was taken out was his aspirations to grandeur. With a deep-seated hatred of the US, he saw himself as an emerging savior of the Middle East, on a white horse, free to invade Kuwait and do whatever he pleased. Sure he gave up on his domestic nuclear weapons program, but he had millions in down-payments to the North Koreans who were to supply him with ready-made naughty bits in the future. What atrocities he oversaw at home were always secondary. It was the unpredictable threat of what he might do, and what he was loudly threatening to do, rocking the boat on the world stage, that sealed his own fate in the eyes of jittery neighbors and the US.

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nandakandamandaJun. 23, 2014 - 01:04PM JST

With a deep-seated hatred of the US, he saw himself as an emerging savior of the Middle East,

Thanks for good evaluation. I just want to add to your post that US was giving military assistance to him when he was emerging to the power in Iraq.

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Mission accomplished!

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HonestDictatorJun. 23, 2014 - 12:23PM JST

I keep saying it. Let them destroy themselves and don't get involved anymore. Eventually either they'll wipe each other or somewhere along the way they'll finally figure out, "why are we killing each other? This needs to stop for good!"

It is not that simple..

Actually what we are afraid of is a residue of this civil war and passport terrorists from US and Europe currently fighting in the region. We, US and Europe are their enemy and they are willing to hit us again. This is something we need to worry about.

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@Wakarimasen:

I think there may be quite a few people who miss Saddam in the sense that he kept the peace

So you think a 10 year was with Iran, the invasion of sovern Kuwait, the threat of invasion of Saudi Arabia, the scud missle attacks on Israel and the gassing of Kurds is "keeping the peace"?

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History has a way of working itself out, and those who stand in the way had better prepare themselves for a whole lot of hurt with nothing to show for it. Read this: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/06/iraq-mccain-petraeus

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You removed one man whom everyone was afraid.

True. Saddam kept his stable country in iron fists.

Saddam had to go, the man was a tyrant a butcher of his own people, the gassing of the Kurds, Shiites and the threats on the US.

Why you are trying to repeat cheap propaganda, targeted to semi-literate folks who believe nobody except talking heads from TV? Can you realize how childish and plain stupid it sounds? "he was a tyrant", "gassed Kurds", "threats on the US".....

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Well, really Joe Kerry? So what is up with Obamas "great achievement" in Iraq in 2010, when you were all glowing with excitement about the stability of the Maliki Shia government? And how about your continued support of the Sunni Jihadis in Syria, the same guys that are now driving around in your captured Humvees and have declared their Caliphate in Eastern Iraq?

Is there any chance you will ever get a clue, Jo Kerry?

Un-effing-believable.

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WilliBJun. 24, 2014 - 02:28AM JST

Well, really Joe Kerry? So what is up with Obamas "great achievement" in Iraq in 2010, when you were all glowing with excitement about the stability of the Maliki Shia government? And how about your continued support of the Sunni Jihadis in Syria, the same guys that are now driving around in your captured Humvees and have declared their Caliphate in Eastern Iraq?

Is there any chance you will ever get a clue, Jo Kerry?

Un-effing-believable.

He is tweaking the situation very carefully. . Did you read the map I provided on JT how these terrorists are all tangled up to each other in the ME geopolitics? There are no simple answers, my dear.

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