By now we are actually safer because of the Bush administration - not the Clintons’ 8.
We have that the Clintons still had the option to act more responsibly as per Iran and Iraq and move forward in their first term after Saddam Hussein had at most three years to fully comply with United Nations Sanctions. We have that the Clinton Administration had eight years to prosecute Saddam Hussein and nip the Iran nuclear program in the bud.
It is a simple political consideration that the Clintons’ by nearly letting Saddam Hussein out from under the bite of sanctions were to increasing a sense of need for Iran for nuclear development. There is little also in hindsight I can yet figure to explain how we gave Iraq of Saddam more than three years for full compliance.
I am not here being a war monger or hawk, even — really you could say that above broaches a dovishness where action earlier would have seemed more honest and believable. I don’t know if the Clintons reworked Central Intelligence Agency efforts to lie about peace to get the popularity they wanted from “PEACE DIVIDENDS” — I don’t know how to explain their governance and especially concerns already pressing about Iran without thinking they must have knowingly been lying about peace.
We could have convened a new international court at least for Saddam Hussein - though an earlier effort such as Bush’s Operation Iraqi Freedom likely would have been better accepted and so for sooner being a stand with of the United States to facilitate a jury of his peers for Saddam Hussein and complicit Ba’athist Party regulars.
How one so comfortable hashing around a political psycho-babble, as was President Bill Clinton, could have let so much time pass as per Iran and Iraq and nuclear power and weapon vicissitudes is a great puzzler. Iran can be said to have felt an irreversible need to move towards a nuclear program largely because of the inaction and avoidance as per Saddam Hussein by the Clintons’ administration.
We heard that Saddam supposedly was a threat for having an ambition and effort to reconstitute his old nuclear programs.
We heard that Saddam had been at war with Iran - a viciousness his where he as a Ba’athist minority could send his country men of Shia majority off to Iran to kill their Shia brethren or be killed by their Shia brethren. I don’t know how we weren’t of hearing either Clinton of the Clintons’ 8 wax their psycho-babble about this as like genocide and a duty for a speedy prosecution.
If you were Iran and lived through the Clintons’ 8 with inaction and avoidance and near a full forgiveness of Saddam Hussein, and so with a population over 50% under or near the age of 26, would you be remembering their used to be near a million more of the generation that made up that for these fathers? We do have President Bush and his associations that considered and governed with a greater sense of reality as per Iraq and Iran. We have that he stopped related to Iran and nuclear developments from a jack booted callousness to some diplomatic soft shoe politics seemingly with the hope that by dealing with Saddam even so lately the United States of America would be visibly of a renewed moral character such that Iran would see a greatly diminished motivation to so work to nuclear weaponry.
Yes, I was of old medium of faxing when President Bush so stressed to find another well moderated new balance and position.
As long as it looked like Saddam Hussein could get out from under sanctions and essentially forgiven by more than U.S. Democrats and some other leaders from other countries it looked even to some in America as if Saddam Hussein would reconstitute his nuclear programs - and with suggestion that the “west” like us needed him to to balance Iran. So it would have been either that Saddam first moved towards nuclear power or then did only because Iran was and then so he would have global allowances in abundance to do likewise.
Because of President Bush’s moderation we have that by helping Iraqi people bring Saddam Hussein to justice and that trial by his peers he did remove most if not all of the fair or seemingly moral cause and justification Iran could consider towards cause to justify a nuclear weapons program. Because of the Clintons 8 of inaction and avoidance Iran may have feared that such wasn’t reliable enough to balance the contrary and whimsy possible again if USA back to Clintons and their psycho-babble selective politics.
Because we were so late to prosecuting Saddam Hussein - so late to assisting his people to prosecuting him, when we did finally move with a standing with as we did with Operation Iraqi Freedom and so that much of such hard work should have removed most of the moral cause or justification Iran otherwise might claim it likely may have not been soon enough.
Personally as per all this: It seems utterly ridiculous that former First Lady Hillary Clinton is at all now allowed near the issues of Iran and Iraq and especially as our top “diplomat.” Neither Clinton can offer a confidence that sanction can have bite unless you go as if “good cop - bad cop” scenario with an expectation that she could play the mad woman, madly.
We are safer now because of Operation Iraqi Freedom! Without it now not only would Iran also be having such nuclear ambitions, but as well without it Saddam Hussein would have had international support to be rebuilding Iraqi nuclear programs as well — this is simple political psycho-babble that must have been of the intellectual capacity of both Clintons during their 8.
As it is Operation Iraqi Freedom was a standing with towards liberation and not an occupation and so has President Bush administration creditable for a moderated Middle East policy where how we acted specifically regarding Iraq should have greatly reduced any sense for Iran to an continued or actual future need to possess nuclear weapons.
I don’t recall the specific numbers but seem to think it was near a million of Iran’s fathers that Saddam Hussein was responsible for eliminating by sending his Shia subjects off to kill or be killed by their Irani Shia brethren. I do recall that the Clintons did almost let Saddam Hussein slip out from any real prosecution.