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Posted on April 18, 2004. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Economist.com | Lexington The possibility that Iraq is indeed a quagmire grows ever larger. In 1997 Paul Wolfowitz, the most important neo-con Vulcan, justified the first Bush administration’s decision not to march into Baghdad on the grounds that “conceivably, this could have led the United States into a more or less permanent occupation of a country that could not govern itself, but where the rule of a foreign occupier would be increasingly resented.” That looks a lot more sober and prescient than the more recent dreams of using Iraq to inspire a democratic revolution in the Middle East.

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