June 15, 2014

U.S. Should Have Left Iraq Once Saddam Was Caught

George Jonas, National Post

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What would have been a more prudent course? After toppling the regime, apart from the forces needed to pursue Saddam who was still at large, the military had no more useful role to play. The liberated areas ought to have been handed over to the United Nations without delay. Mr. Bush could have let General Secretary Kofi Annan and his associates occupy themselves with the delights of nation- and democracy-building in the Gulf region.

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TAGGED: United States, Middle East, Iraq, Saddam Hussein

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