Weapons of Mass Destruction Were Not Found in Iraq. Do You Regret Supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom?

The weapon of mass destruction was found in Iraq. His name was Saddam Hussein and he was responsible for the deaths of 1.8 million of his own people. The former Iraqi regime was supporting terrorism and they openly gave $25,000 to $35,000 to the families of every Palestinian suicide bomber. They maintained a terrorist training facility at Salman Park near Baghdad where an old Boeing 707 passenger airplane was used to train hijackers. Saddam Hussein praised both Hitler and Stalin, and numerous times he threatened to burn half of Israel. His regime murdered, wounded and ethnically cleansed hundreds of thousands of Kurds, Shiites and other Iraqis over three decades. He destroyed 4000 Kurdish villages.
Because of the regimes brutality there were over 5 million Iraqi exiles. They used poison gas on their own people, their torture techniques were unbelievably cruel, and they engaged in ethnic cleansing against the Marsh Arabs and Kurds.
Forced confessions are obtained: by torturing children while their parents were forced to watch. International human rights groups described the methods used in the torture chambers of Iraq: electric shock, burning with hot irons, dripping acid on the skin, mutilation with electric drills, cutting out tongues and rape. As President Bush said, “If this is not evil, then evil has no meaning.”
The Baath Party’s favorite techniques also included throwing children out of helicopters in front of their parents. They frequently video taped gang rapes of young girls and then sent the tapes to their parents or relatives who had escaped to the West. Saddam’s own son Uday was known for having girls as young as 14 kidnapped so he could rape them.
The girls would be attending a sporting event with their parents, and they would be kidnapped when they went to the rest room. Uday Hussein would even have brides kidnapped from their wedding receptions! One groom who saw his bride carried off responded by shooting himself.
Before Saddam came to power, Iraq was richer than Malaysia or Portugal. After he took over the nation no longer had a budget. All of its money went into Saddam’s pocket. Almost a third of children born in the center and south of Iraq had chronic malnutrition, and half the population of the rural areas had no safe water. Saddam responded by building over 50 palaces.

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