Originally Posted by LinuxGold
Saddam openly declared his support towards terrorists by providing the training ground for them.
Clarification: There were no significant terrorist organisations in Iraq prior to the US occupation. Additionally, there were no training grounds for such organisations.
Ba'athist justice was very effective in keeping insurgents at bay, whether it was a good way of operating is another matter. While Saddam was unquestionably a dictator, as a person he fiercely opposed fundamentalist interpretations of the Qur'an, and this should be apparent to any intelligent person viewing Iraq's laws. Worthy of note is that most of the Muslim terrorist organisations are led by fundamentalists.... Actually, worthy of note is that most terrorist organisations are led by fundamentalists of a particular religion (even Christian terrorist organisations).