Why we’re writing this? For more than three months, Trump’s rise in the Republican polls continued, and this month continues to show either first or second. Threfore, is important to understand who might be the next U.S. president and his policies about Middle East
“Trump: World was better off with Gaddafi and Saddam” :
I don’t really sympathize Donald Trump and i don’t live in the US to get involved with all the 2016 presidential elections especially when he describes Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug smugglers.
Furthermore, I don’t really sympathize Hillary Clinton : she supported the Iraqi invasion without knowing what she was doing (or maybe she did), double-checking the proofs. One way or another Trump is not George W. Bush. Bush has a lot of responsibilities for 9/11’s tragedy and Obama’s policies failed in every Middle East country he got involved in.
The biggest lie which caused the lives of thousands in the Middle East:As New York Senator Clinton endorsed the murderous ongoing sanctions against Iraq, imposed by the UN in 1990 and continued until 2003. Initially applied to force Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, the sanctions were sustained at U.S. insistence (and over the protests of other Security Council members) up to and even beyond the U.S. invasion in 2003.
The world would be a better place if dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still in power, the Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in comments aired same days ago.
The billionaire real estate tycoon also told CNN’s “State of the Union” talk show that the Middle East “blew up” around US President Barack Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, his biggest Democratic rival in the race for the White House.
“One hundred percent,” Trump said when asked if the world would be better off with Saddam and Gaddafi still at the helm in Iraq and Libya.
Both strongmen and dictators committed atrocities against their own people and are now dead thankfully. Saddam, the former Iraqi president, was toppled in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq and was executed in 2006 and Gaddafi was overthrown and slain in October 2011 amid a NATO-backed uprising.
“People are getting their heads chopped off. They’re being drowned. Right now it’s far worse than ever under Saddam Hussein or Gaddafi,” Trump said.
“I mean, look what happened. Libya is a catastrophe. Libya is a disaster. Iraq is a disaster. Syria is a disaster. The whole Middle East. It all blew up around Hillary Clinton and around Obama. It blew up.”
Calling Iraq the “Harvard of terrorism”, Trump said the country had turned into a “training ground for terrorists”.
“If you look at Iraq from years ago, I’m not saying he (Saddam) was a nice guy. He was a horrible guy but it’s better than it is now,” Trump said.
He also said the United States should have taken Iraq’s oil, saying it was now being bought by China, and also going to Iran and the Islamic State group.
“They have plenty of money because they took the oil because we were stupid,” he said of IS. “I said take the oil when we leave.”
Even the Israeli Haaretz says that they somehow with his point before analysing the USA policies in the Middle East:
… America usually lacks the power and wisdom to topple governments and build better ones in tribal societies with little experience of democratic government. They should understand that although American “leadership” sounds good, it is often a euphemism for dropping bombs that incinerate people whose faces we never see and whose names we never know. And that in so doing, America makes already traumatized societies even more desperate and even more hateful.
But the leading Republican candidates for president don’t understand this. They believe that when the United States government imposes its will domestically, it generally makes things worse. Yet when it comes to foreign policy, they lose all appreciation for government restraint.