Republican Rep. and Iraq War veteran [crscore]Steve Russell[/crscore] says Donald Trump “demonstrates a complete lack of the facts and a complete lack of understanding of foreign policy” suggesting that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein.
Appearing on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper on Monday, Russell argued, “Regardless of what people think about the Iraq War, human rights advocates worldwide believed that the one silver lining that came out of the war was the demise of Saddam Hussein.”
Russell argued that the world would not be better off if Hussein was still in power explaining, “350,000 Kurds and Arab Shias murdered by Saddam Hussein. Entire villages gassed. He attacked every neighboring country except Ba’athist Syria.”
“The Marsh Arabs went from a population of 250,000 down to 30,000,” said Russell. Hussein “killed 20,000 of his own Sunni Arab political opponents, murdered his own son-in-law. I mean, are we kidding? This just demonstrates a complete lack of the facts and a complete lack of understanding of foreign policy.”