Coming Ashore

(Time) - Charles Krauthammer Iraq is about more than the terrible weapons. It is about reconstituting a terrorized society. A de-Saddamized Iraq with a decent government could revolutionize the region. The administration plans an 18-month occupation for a civil and political reconstruction unlike any since postwar Germany and Japan. If we succeed, the effect on the region would be enormous, encouraging democrats and modernizers - and threatening despots and troglodytes - in neighboring Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and beyond.

2003-02-20 00:00:00

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