Originally Posted by ganeil
I seem to recall we did attempt to liberate Cuba in 1961 but JFK changed his mind at the last minute and left those we promised to support to be slaughtered.
Since we have no way of knowing what atrocities Saddam may have been planning, funding, or assisting when he was overthrown, there is no reasonable way to identify specific beneficiaries.
1. So were they (Cubans) slaughtered? When, where, and exactly how many of them? It seems that Cubans enjoyed quite a comfortable life style until the breakdown of the USSR, when the millions of dollars in subsidies to Cuba stopped in the late 1980s.
2. "No way of knowing," "no reasonable way to identify," etc. But how anyone can say now with the straight face that the world is better of? It's a catchy phrase that has an emotional appeal, but no evidentiary support. And a lot of the world's population would say that the world would be better of without G.W. Bush. Care to take a global poll?