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Monday, October 20, 2003

Posted by Tanstaafl
The Iraqi Monkey Trap (washingtonpost.com): "'The Bush administration has stuck its hand into a coconut called Iraq, grabbed a fistful of oil and control, and now is finding it difficult to get out. It is trapped by its power and its greed. Now it screams for help from the United Nations (which it had earlier dismissed as irrelevant and inconsequential). And all the administration would have to do is to turn loose some control, and it might be able to withdraw with dignity.
'But like the monkey, it places greater value on the spoils of war than on freedom for the Iraqi people, reconciliation with the world order and what might very well be the soul of our nation.'"

This works on the assumption that UN or European control would be good for the Iraqi people. I think that's a highly questionable premise.


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