What a surprise. Everything is being discussed from the point of view of the US. The thread is title "Who's the greater threat", leaving the reader to expect a global point of view, but of course, it really pertains to who poses the greatest threat to the United States, which is the only country of any significance. Saddam is by far the greatest threat to the world situation. There's no evidence to indicate that Fidel Castro is stockpiling NBC weaponry, whereas it's almost undisputed that Saddam is.