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Reader comment on item: [Samuel Huntington and] American Purposes In Iraq

Submitted by Jack Lass (United States), Apr 30, 2004 at 00:44

"The American military machine is not an instrument for social work, nor for remaking the world. It is, rather, the primary means by which Americans protect themselves from external violent threats. The U.S. goal cannot be a free Iraq, but an Iraq that does not endanger Americans."

It has become abundantly clear that Iraq posed no threat to the United States prior to our invasion. It is equally clear that the Bush Administration had no idea of what it was getting into. There was no real plan for after the "major military action." There was no understanding of the ethnic and cultural divisions, and of the nationalistic feelings of the Iraqis that are resulting in the death of hundreds of American and foreign soldiers and civilians. In short the Administration has failed us and is failing the Iraqis as well.

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