Monday, April 14
The national gloat
Geov Parrish,, April 11, 2003

On the fall of Baghdad, and the wars to come

Baghdad has fallen, and from politicians to newspaper headlines to talk shows, triumphalism rules the day in America.

America's national gloat is, at its root, partly self-congratulation at having rid the world of an undeniably unsavory dictator. Few will weep over the departure of Saddam Hussein -- his muscle gone, his palaces rubble. Dictators have no friends.

How he was removed, however, sows the seeds of a much longer and by definition unwinnable war --
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