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Quagmire?

There’s an interesting piece in the Observer today written by a journalist who has just spent a month in that country:

“There is something disturbing, too, about the way that post-war Iraq has been portrayed. Visceral distrust of Bush/Blair has created a disregard both for fact and for the victims of Saddam. Arab commentators have had no shame in urging Iraqis, exhausted by three wars and more than a decade of sanctions, to launch a new war ‘of liberation’ against their liberators. Western commentators have luxuriated in the setbacks of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), as if wishing failure upon it – and by extension, the Iraqi people.”

Read the whole thing.

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