They had one. His name was Saddam.
If anyone wants to know why the LA Times is up for sale, they might want to consider that fact that the Times is paying cash money for crap like this.
Iraq needs a Pinochet
Now consider Chile. Gen. Pinochet seized a country coming apart at the seams. He too clamped down on civil liberties and the press. He too dispatched souls. Chile’s official commission investigating his dictatorship found that Pinochet had 3,197 bodies in his column; 87% of them died in the two-week mini-civil war that attended his coup. Many more were tortured or forced to flee the country.
But on the plus side, Pinochet’s abuses helped create a civil society.
If only Saddam had made the trains run on time, what a wonderful world it would have been