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I Would Extend Dr. Pipes' Argument Further

Reader comment on item: Limping away from a Shattered Iraq

Submitted by Alex (United States), Jul 9, 2009 at 17:19

"Barack Obama's first half-year in office suggests that he aspires to make fundamental changes in the relationship of state and society; in this sense, Americans for many decades will likely pay for mistakes made in Iraq."

And that is because the Bush Administration's policies in Iraq (which were in stark contast to its 200 campaign promises not to engage in "nation-building") already applied the principles of President Obama's current domestic policies, suggesting the potential for foreign policy to shape domestic policy.

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