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The Therapy Sessions
Thursday, March 25, 2004

The United Nations of Dictators

We went into Iraq for the wrong reasons! Democratization is good, but that's not why Bush said we were going in!

Not quite. Spreading democracy in the Arab world was always one of the reasons.

But it was a muted reason. I wonder why...

From QandO
The Administration... presented the 'democratization' argument. Not front and center, but I don't think I need to describe the difficulties of making that argument before the United Nations Security Council, do I? (hint: China, Syria, etc) Somehow, I don't think it would have been good policy to make the 'we need to start getting rid of dictators' argument in front of the United Nations of Dictators.

Exactly. If only liberals understood a little thing called strategy.

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