"So Saddam was doing a good job then? People were kept in line"
No, he wasn't. Iraq suffered through many uprisings while under his control. He was doing sucha poor job that he needed to have a double go into public many times. His sons were shot at many timesa as well so yeah he did a piss poor job.
"That can never happen now. The US has destroyed its credibility in Iraq."
Don't speak for Iraqis. You use such harsh language when the facts don't support it. While many Iraqis are dissapointed how things have gone (afterall, they expect it to go perfectly) they are still, of firm believe they ar ebetter off now than before and epxect great things for the future.
Their economy is as good as it has been since the early 80s (before the Iran-Iraq war), and while the constant terrorist or insurgent attacks are definitely a huge negative; the country is *slowly* making progress.
The Coalition has done many things wrong; but it's also done a lot right that most Media don't report - supplying schools and hospitals, allowing people to vote, etc., etc.
Edited by Volourn, 15 February 2006 - 12:36 PM.