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Submitted by Francis Brooke (United States), Jun 7, 2013 at 11:18


No one denies you supported Saddam's removal and no one opposed occupation more than I - to the extent of a failed and falsified FBI sting operation among other harassments.

Where you and I have differed (amicably I hope) is that I have insisted on US support for Iraqi representative government while you have often stated your belief that Iraq requires a strongman. Although Iraq's post-liberation fate is still in question, after five free and fair national elections I think things are trending my way.

I still insist that this is the only stable security solution for the US and Israel.



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Daniel Pipes replies:

I sure hope things are trending your way, Francis, but I see them quite differently and am hugely pessimistic about Iraq in general and representative government in particular. We shall see.

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