TITLE

Were We Wrong?

PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;6/28/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 24, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Discusses why the "New Republic" supported war in Iraq. The moral and strategic reasons for the United States' invasion and removal of Saddam Hussein; Idea opponents to the war thought containment of nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction was possible; Question of whether Saddam was an actual threat in the Arab world; Tradeoffs in terms of resources and diplomatic leverage; Details of how it became known that the U.S. rationale for war was wrong; Idea that history supports the moral rationale for war; Moral costs of the Iraq War; What Iraqis want in a democracy; View that Iraq's fate is in the hands of Iraqis.
ACCESSION #
13489512

 

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