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Feith: The War Is About Eliminating a Security Threat, Not Democracy Promotion

For years, I’ve been beating the seemingly dead horse that the reason we deposed Saddam was to eliminate a national security threat not to establish Iraqi democracy; that democracy-promotion is a dangerously counterproductive distraction; and that the Bush administration has made a galactic blunder by failing to champion the war-on-terror rationale for invading Iraq (instead, allowing critics to write a warped history in which WMD was the only reason for invading — a reason that turned out to be a “lie”).

Today, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Doug Feith — a guy who was there — makes exactly this case.

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