A Forest of Falling Trees

(Houston Chronicle) Jim Hoagland - The Persian Gulf region today is a forest of falling trees. Iraq's Baathist dictatorship is a dying if still highly dangerous Nazi-like remnant of Arab socialist nationalism. In Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic revolution has run its course as a profoundly disaffected population demands change. And Saudi Arabia's royals can no longer treat their country and its oil wealth as their private plaything and piggybank.

2002-08-22 00:00:00

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