The Iraq war will continue. President George W. Bush has committed 21,500 additional U.S. troops to “seize, hold, and build” in Baghdad. This decision emerged from sharp disagreements within his administration. U.S. allies and countries in the region were informed, not consulted. Their advice was unnecessary because their ideas about U.S. power are almost universally regarded as irrelevant. In the White House, in Congress, and in the...
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