The thing to remember is that no one who make the "anti-war pro-Saddam" statement actually believes that. Nor do the people care if an Iraqi dictator is brutalizing Iraqis (much as they don't care that Islam Karimov is brutalizing Uzbekistanis). They just like to say it to put you on the defensive. After all, this war has been a debacle. The one thing that I learned from the war is that as bad as the Democrats are, the majority of Republicans (excepting a small number, like Representative Ron Paul) should never be allowed near the levers of power under any circumstances. Thus, in our two party system, the slightly less awful Democrats win by default. (By the way, I am aware that plenty of individual Democratic politicians are indeed worse than their Republican opponents, but I'm talking about en masse. It's a Hobson's choice, really. No choice at all.)
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