Argument: Show of strength in Iraq helped denuclearize Libya

Issue Report: Was the War in Iraq worth it?


Donald Rumsfeld said in an interview with Steve Inskeep on February 14th, 2011: “Gaddafi was working on a nuclear capability. When he saw what happened to Saddam Hussein, he decided he would forgo that, admit that he was doing that, allow inspectors in. And that’s one of the non-intuitive events that occurred that was positive.”[1]