Those political opponents were actually the equivalent to biden. They were traitors. He did the right thing, imo. And Saddam was a good President for his people. They loved him, except ofc the ISIS type of folks.
But ofc the media lies about everyone so people are brainwashed into thinking he was this horrendous person. Kinda like Trump. No. They killed him because he wasn’t on their side.
Worthy to remember, however, that Hussein was propped up previously by the Bush, Sr. administration.
SH essentially maintained stability in that region. Then, when Bush, Jr./Rumsfeld/Cheney decided to profit from poking that hornet's nest...look what that did to our soldiers and our treasure. I have a friend who was in the Marines. He came back irreparably harmed by what happened in that desert.
I dare say, Saddam was a far better leader than another Hussein: Barack Hussein Obama.