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Back when the Soviet Union was the Evil Empire...(3 posts)

Back when the Soviet Union was the Evil Empire...Me Dot Org
Mar 19, 2003 11:50 AM
...you could get questioned by the FBI for protesting against Saddam Hussein.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/03/19/MN63462.DTL
similar to "premature anti-fascism"torquer
Mar 19, 2003 12:08 PM
During the McCarthy era, those who had expressed opposition to the Nazis during the 1930's were branded Communist sympathisers.

The Iraqui quoted in the article about being afraid of being sent off to jail may not have been far off the mark, given the evidence that the CIA was instrumental in installing Saddam's party into power:
http://www.startribune.com/stories/1762/3626448.html
re: Back when the Soviet Union was the Evil Empire...Alpedhuez55
Mar 19, 2003 5:09 PM
I am sure they still can. What better place would there be for a terrorist to hide than in an Anti Iraq group. Look at the 9/11 hijackers. These were not strict fundamentalists hanging out on mosques. They were going to strip clubs and renting hookers. They tried blend in as best they could.

Outside of winning the coldwar, Reagan's foreign policy was not very good. He boosted or supported some pretty evil dictators & governments, including Iraq. Breaking up the eastern block makes up for some of the faults though.

Mike Y.