The Dividends of Iraqi Regime Change

(National Review) Thomas D. Grant - Ridding the world of a dangerously armed dictator is not the only rationale for regime change in Iraq. Iraq's secular nature, as compared with Arab countries rife with intolerant Islamist ideology, underscores its potential to become a functioning state in the contemporary global environment. One-half to two-thirds of Iraq's current oil production capacity is currently idle. An Iraq stable and without aggressive intent would facilitate disengagement of U.S. forces from Saudi Arabia.

2002-09-11 00:00:00

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