December 23, 2013

Post-Saddam Iraq Is an Unmitigated Disaster

Tom Switzer, Sydney Morning Herald

The Associated Press

The horror of what has happened in Iraq is a serious reminder not to claim success too quickly. It also reminds one of the old adage that a truly bad idea never dies.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Middle East

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