Re: @Version 1.0
At that time Iraq was a relatively socially moderate Arabic state
lets remember here what a social moderate Arabic state seems to mean
Genocide (Marsh Arabs amongst others)
Chemical Warfare (Iran/Iraq wars)
Bathism (currently being practised by Asad in Syria in all its 'civilised' glory)
State sponsored murder and torture
If you think that's moderate what what on earth would you find immoderate ?