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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Jul 11, 2009 at 14:40

Perhaps Iraq is an example of why imperialism is not necessarily bad? Most of the Arab states are inherently ramshackle affairs invented by the British and French foreign ministries after World War One, not by any internal necessities of the region. We were wise to decline a League of Nations Mandate over Armenia in 1919; and it is too bad that we forgot that wisdom in less than a century.

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