Sovereign Powers

Beinart, Peter
March 2003
New Republic;3/31/2003, Vol. 228 Issue 12, p6
Many Americans are looking forward to the "we told you so" moment. The moment--after Iraqi troops surrender en masse, after the residents of Basra and Baghdad embrace our soldiers--when people around the world finally admit that we were on the side of the angels all along. But, even if Iraqi troops do surrender and Iraqi civilians do cheer, that moment of public international redemption will probably not arrive. In retrospect, international opposition to the war was so powerful that it swallowed up--and undermined--domestic opposition to the war.


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