Freeing Mideast is Worth the Cost

(Boston Globe) Jeff Jacoby - For a long time we played see-no-evil, subsidized corrupt governments, turned the other cheek to terrorism. And Sept. 11 was the result. No more. The U.S. is on the offensive now, pushing back against the theocracy and tyranny that have kept most of the Middle East locked in the dark ages for so long. And central to that offensive is transforming Iraq from a place of unspeakable cruelty and repression into a tolerant, pro-Western anchor in the heart of the Arab world.

2003-10-10 00:00:00

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