In an interview with political correspondent Candy Crowley on November 14, 2010, former President George W. Bush said: ” ‘If (Saddam Hussein) was in power today, the world would be a lot worse off… I believe that a free Iraq will be transformative in the Middle East.’ ”

 – “Bush Says Some NATO Allies let U.S. Down in Afghanistan,” CNN.com, Nov. 15, 2010