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08-20-2013, 03:19 PM
Rumsfeld met with Saddam as Reagan's special envoy, in 1983, in order to provide Iraq with covert aid against Iran in the Iran/Iraq War. At the same time, we were also covertly providing arms to Iran. Saddam wasn't our "buddy," he was one of two enemies of the US who were engaged in a mutually destructive war, and we gave both sides the means to prolong it so as to exhaust both combatants. One might call that a "realist" approach to global politics.
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
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