burninfool wrote:Now I see it was a wise decision because Israel was just looking after their national security.
it was the right decision (for Israel at least) in any case.
we got a lot of heat for it.
time has proven us right.
as for Saddam being a "friend" of the US at the time, well that just goes to show you. some of the "friends" of the US aren't that good friends. and aren't very nice people to say the least.
Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Contras, Aiende (sp?) in Peru (?).
some of the reasons some people hate the US (referring to Ian's post above).
international politics is a murky business. and it was worse in the years of the cold war.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
M.C. Escher - Reptilien