I wonder if he feels bad about the thousands of Iraqi civilians who died as a result of the unjustified, unlawful war his government prosecuted to stop Saddam from using WMD that turned out not to exist? Or the American and Iraqi soldiers who also died?
Sorry, that is his legacy, no amount do-gooding afterwards can wash that away.
Remember the no fly zone? Saddam slowly committing genocide in the north and south?
The real mistake was instead of wasting billions trying to nation build in Iraq we should have done away with Khamenei and al-Assad at the same time.
Just a suggestion. Next time the president of the US has a vendetta against a dictator, just offer the billions to the people of his country to take care of him.
If you do the math, each and every Iraqi citizen could have been offered many thousands of dollars to ditch Saddam any way they liked.
He would have lasted 2, maybe 3 days. The Iraqi people would be enriched (and maybe could afford to buy something made in the US for a change) and no American soldiers would die.
Of course, certain US defense and security contractors wouldn't be quite as rich, but maybe that would be ok.
What does the number 8,891 mean to you?
As a fellow Canadian and a naturalized citizen of the Unites States of America I am one of the few privileged enough to call both home. I am also blessed that I can not foresee a day when I would have to choose loyalty to one over the other.
8,891 is the length in km of the boarder between these nations. By a large margin it is the longest boarder in the world and along its length there is not a single tank or soldier aimed at the other side. Nor has there been for almost two centuries. In fact Christmas Eve next year will mark the two hundredth anniversary of the treaty of Ghent.
Canada long history of peace and security is a blessing guaranteed in part by those US defense contractors you sneer at.
There are some six airports remaining whose runways straddle that boarder. Thousands of shiny new aircraft landed at these airports under American flag by day and left under Canadian colours by night.
Living in Nanaimo I am confident you've been thorough Douglas crossing and seen the Peace arch inscribed with "Children of a common mother" and "Brethren dwelling together in unity". A gated arch whose Iron gate bares a plaque with the words "May these gates never be closed".
So forgive me if I'm galled by the rantings of a left wing Canadian against the US trying to peddle the myth that American defense contractors are owned by a cabal of greedy Daddy Warbucks engaged in war profiteering.
US defense contractors are public corporations largely owned by small private investors and larger pension funds.