* Was a secular ruler not Islamic ruler
* He had been in power since 1976 and never bothered us
* He was our 'ally" in the 1980's
* For some reason he was able to keep Iraq under control.
Hussein was the best the U.S. could have hoped for in Iraq. Of course how good he was for the people of Iraq is a whole other story.
But the despicable, clueless Bush took him out and in the process kicked over the Islamic beehive in Iraq.