You are joking right Juicey?? By the end of his time literacy and per capita income fell through the floor whilst infant mortality shot up in the 90's over the sanctions imposed after he took his people from one ill-advised war (Iran) straight in to another (the 1990 invasion of Kuwait).Not qualified to answer that without bias....But he took Iraq from the stone ages and modernised it in a very short amount of time...No one had TV's, phones, refrigerators, AC's or paved roads before he came along, by the end of his time those were all very common things.
Not to mention any political or social dissent was brutally repressed. There were no elections. Look what he did to the Shi'a Arabs in displacing 100's of 1000's to Iran, and the forced resettlement of the Marsh Arabs around Basrah and the Iraqi Kurds.
No sane person would want to live under a Saddam regime. The Iraqi's themselves welcomed the US/UK for the summer of 2003, no??
WHAB, you're taking the pee. Bush hid his intelligence extremely well. He remains a laughing stock around the world. A joke. "Playing most fair"....you're a funny chap. I need to do a quick rib check.
The war was sold to the UK public on the 45 minute claim, then Dr David Kelly and all that followed and then they found rusty out of use old shells. You sound like the police might after raiding your house and telling the world they found a cannabis farm when all they found was some yellow, old MJ leaves from a grow you had going years before in your shed.
Good to see admission that the whole WMD debacle was incompetence taken to new levels though. Fair one.