August 11, 2011

What U.S. Got Right in the War on Terror

Abe Greenwald, Commentary Magazine

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It was the Freedom Agenda of the George W. Bush administration - delineated and formulated as a conscious alternative to jihadism - that showed the way. Indeed, the costly American nation-building in Iraq has now led to the creation of the world’s first and only functioning democratic Arab state.

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TAGGED: George W. Bush, Iraq, al-Qaeda, United States

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