The Challenge of Success

(U.S. News) - Mortimer B. Zuckerman From now on, every Arab dictator knows he must change if he doesn't wish to see his own statues come down. As with Iraq, there will be no saviors for cruel and corrupt regimes. Not from the Arab "street," which stayed quiet, nor from other Arab capitals, which largely lined up behind the victors. The toughest part now will be to weed out and prosecute the hundreds of hard-core Baath Party members, demobilize the Army, reform the police force, eviscerate the hated intelligence services, and rebuild a corrupt judicial system. We are now dealing with the problems of success, not with the problems of failure; in foreign policy, that is heaven.

2003-04-25 00:00:00

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