Revisionist Thoughts on the War on Iraq

(Arab News-Saudi Arabia) Fawaz Turki - Is it too early to adopt a revisionist view of the U.S. war in Iraq and for this column to admit its mistake in having vehemently opposed it from the outset? The supreme virtue of this war is that Saddam Hussein was gotten rid of. Period. The very man who had established arguably the closest approximation of a genuine fascist state in the Arab world, that sustained itself on fear, repression, genocide, cult of personality and wanton murder - a state whose law was that those who rule are the law. Washington may not succeed in turning Iraq into a "beacon of democracy" but it will succeed in turning it into a society of laws and institutions where citizens are protected against arbitrary arrest, incarceration, torture, and execution.

2003-11-14 00:00:00

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