I'm with both of you
I'm one of the few teenagers in the US who has read our Constitution and knows our history (as well as the history of democratic and republican government). Heck, I've even read the Articles of Confederation, so I can vouch for how much worse the US could be.
But pointing out a worse alternative is Never an excuse for poor, albeit better, conditions. Bush needs to clean his act up. I don't like Saddam, but I like the Iraqi people. I'm sure the majority of them would like to see him go, but not in a way that's gonna get them killed. 'Cause Saddam won't care if they suffer. Everyone knows the UN sanctions don't hurt him, just his people, and he does nothing to get them lifted.