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Mar 8, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 24
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"From the very beginning of the U.S. intervention in Iraq and the effort to build some kind of democracy there, a simple but gnawing question has lurked in the background: Was Iraq the way Iraq was (a dictatorship) because Saddam was the way Saddam was, or was Saddam the way Saddam was because Iraq was the way Iraq was—a collection of warring sects incapable of self-rule and only governable with an iron fist? Alas .  .  . ” (Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times, February 24).

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