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The absence of a political faction for freedom and Democracy, Emulating Taiwan and Korea.

Reader comment on item: Reflections on the Invasion of Iraq

Submitted by Samuel (United Kingdom), Mar 19, 2013 at 03:59

Besides the difficulties of the Islamism and the proximity of Iran, the other reason for the failure of Iraq was the lack of a faction within the Iraqi politics that had an interest if not in Democracy but at least in Law and Order. something like the Turkish Officer Corps before the AKP take-over could have helped the country to transition.

A less palatable option for Iraq, at least in the PR sense, would have been to kill Saddam and leave the Baath Party top brass,, or at least a faction that could keep order in the country, to govern the country in a limited capacity to forcing them to accept Kurdish Autonomy and Allied Military presence. The US left the Dictatorships in Taiwan and South Korea in place after the wars, and after decades of influence and protection of the US.

Could have this happened ?


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