- Dec 2012
Good points. I'm not thinking that Saddam is so.important as I'm wondering whether or not the uprisings in the other countries were possible because of the American invasion. Take Syria for instance, was Assad less forceful in his actions because he feared American involvement? If it could happen to Saddam it could happen to me sort of thing. Does my question make sense?
I can't make the connection between alleged WMDs in Iraq and the Arab Spring. If anything, the Middle East saw what happens during an uprising when the Shiites rebelled. IIRC the Shiites controlled 15 of Iraq's 19 provinces before Saddam regrouped and crushed them. I can't imagine that a single person in the ME would forget that.