Why Arabs Fear Iraq Attack

(BBC) Paul Wood - Arab states fear that Saddam Hussein's regime might not be the only one which is changed if there's a U.S.-led assault on Iraq. Arab governments worry that this war, if it happens, will look like an Anglo-American effort to install a client regime in Baghdad - and that their own peoples will punish them for supporting it. Even if an independent and open society emerges from the ruins of post-Saddam Iraq, many rulers around the region do not want to encourage such aspirations.

2002-09-06 00:00:00

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