Ted Cruz has a point. People knew who was in charge and it was stable, although neither dictator was a saint:
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday that the Middle East was more secure when key dictators were still in power, and said too many Democrats and Republicans have supported toppling Middle Eastern governments to the benefit of the United States’ enemies.
“Was the world, in fact, in the Middle East, a more secure place when Saddam Hussein was in power, when Muammar Gaddafi was in power, and when [Bashar] Assad wasn’t fighting for his life in Syria?” asked MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.
“Of course it was,” Cruz answered. “That’s not even a close call.”