Do you want to retract that statement before being made a fool of?.
Nope. Research why the Chinese have had to stop their 1 child per family policy for the reasons I stated above. Other countries, developed and otherwise, have to do the same thing, as the number of WORKING AGE taxpayers as a ratio to elderly dependants is trending DOWN for every nation except ours...due to illegal immigration.
You may not want to admit that we, as a nation, need them. But the facts are facts. I hope I have opened your eyes to the current state of immigration and world population trends as they affect our race and our planet over the next 50 years.
(ignoring a whole bunch of childish insult slinging, insulting of the intelligence of Americans, misdirection about the good old days, ignorance and assumptions of how old I am, ANYTHING to keep us off topic, hehe)
I'm old enough to remember watching the first Moon Landing on the TV, so I have seen well over 40 years of Presidents and their administrations. I'm also fortunate to have met, in person, many of them - some, like Reagan, more than once.
None that this is relevant, of course. You're just trying to have a pissing contest with John Holmes.
Um, we CREATED Saddam. Bush SR. Rumsfeld and Cheney.
Truth: The soviets were the power behind Saddam. The US gave him nothing except intel during the Iraq-Iran war. And then not a lot.
TRUTH: Here's just one simple to find source...complete with citations.
"Former U.S. diplomats, British scholars and former U.S. intelligence officials have confirmed that Saddam Hussein was appeased by different United States governments. Saddam Hussein was seen in the past by the U.S. as a bulwark of anti-communism in the 60's, and as a counterweight to Iran in the 80's. They used him as their instrument for more than 40 years. The Hussein-U.S. alliance came to an end in 1990 when Hussein invaded Kuwait."
and, from the same pages...backing up my previous comments on WHOSE weapons killed those Iranians and Kurds...
"The United States also sent arms to the new regime, weapons later used against the same Kurdish insurgents the United States had backed against Qassim and then abandoned. Soon, Western corporations like Mobil, Bechtel and British Petroleum were doing business with Baghdad -- for American firms, their first major involvement in Iraq."
and, finally, in happier days...
"US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld meeting Saddam Hussein on 19-20 December 1983. Rumsfeld, who supported Hussein in the 80's, led the coalition forces later in 2003 against him."
I'm not making this up. I witnessed all of this, as it happened, and I REMEMBER the lies and the spin they used then, and what they used in the Gulf War, and then what they used in 2003. If you don't, consider yourself educated.
Either way consider yourself SERVED.