Planning Now for a Postwar Iraq

(New York Times) James P. Rubin - The administration should stop telegraphing plans to invade Iraq and start developing and publicizing a concrete plan for a post-Saddam Iraq. Supporters of military action are probably right that post-Saddam Iraq will be relatively easy to stabilize. The Iraqi people are highly skilled, highly educated, and secular. Given Iraq's oil wealth, there will be no need for nation-building on the scale required by Haiti, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.

2002-08-23 00:00:00

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