Thursday, February 09, 2006

Israel 'may rue Saddam overthrow'

The head of Israel's domestic security agency, Shin Bet, has said his country may come to regret the overthrow of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Yuval Diskin said a strong dictatorship would be preferable to the present "chaos" in Iraq, in a speech to teenage Jewish settlers in the West Bank.

He also said the Israeli security services and judiciary treated Arabs and Jewish suspects differently. His speech to the students at the Eli settlement as they prepared for military service was secretly recorded and broadcast on Israeli TV.

When asked about the growing destabilisation of Iraq, Mr Diskin said Israel might come to rue its decision to support the US-led invasion in 2003. "When you dismantle a system in which there is a despot who controls his people by force, you have chaos," he said. "I'm not sure we won't miss Saddam."

Source : Here


Blogger Mea said...

"a strong dictatorship would be preferable to the present "chaos" in Iraq"

What a horrible way to look at it.

February 10, 2006 12:32 am  
Blogger Truth Seeker said...

Interesting article. I believe that occupation forces have been criticised in the past for allowing the complete disintegration of Iraq's power structure, without giving any real thought to the aftermath of an overthrow of Hussein's regime.

February 10, 2006 12:22 pm  

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