Best Intentions

Ajami, Fouad
June 2004
New Republic;6/28/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 24, p17
Focuses on why the United States invaded Iraq and the outlook for Iraq. View that the Iraq War was an honorable expedition that followed a decade of terrorism and anti-American activity; Opinion that appeasement under Bill Clinton did not work; Afghanistan as the first battle against Arab radicalism; Shia reaction to the American gift of liberty; Incoherence in Shia politics; Idea that the Iraq invasion resulted from the United States' innocence; Unique aspects of the Iraq War; Idea that time will show a positive influence from the United States on Iraq.


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