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Iraq for Iraqis: Why won't Colin Powell support the country's democrats?
Wall St Journal ^
Posted on 01/22/2003 5:29:19 AM PST by SJackson
Edited on 04/22/2004 11:47:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
We don't have much time for the argument that President Bush's Iraq policy is about "blood for oil." But if anyone is looking for reasons to doubt his stated commitment to bring democracy to that country, they need only look at the way his Administration has been handling the Iraqi opposition.
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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
posted on 01/22/2003 5:29:19 AM PST
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posted on 01/22/2003 5:34:29 AM PST
To find the headquarters of the US Communist Party, look no further than the State Department building.
posted on 01/22/2003 5:36:46 AM PST
(Statism is a mental illness)
Brings a couple of things to mind:
Not sure what the gamesmanship of it all is, but the spread of democracy and freedom are our "prime directives", IMHO. The liberation of the Middle East, for starters, from the monarchists and despots who oppress their own people.
Secondly, (and flame away if you want), but I also pray for those held hostage in those countries.
posted on 01/22/2003 5:43:52 AM PST
Chalibi has an interesting history in the area. Did he ever get his legal problems in Jordan taken care of?
posted on 01/22/2003 5:47:38 AM PST
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