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Submitted by Philip Witriol (United Kingdom), May 28, 2014 at 19:59

...by this analysis. I have no in-depth knowledge but we must ask what would have happened had GWB not used miltary force to remove the Taliban? And was it not the inherent moral queasiness of the liberal west that meant he had to use less force than he might have wished to?

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My problem is not with the overthrowing of the Taliban or Saddam Hussein; it's with the massive nation-building efforts that followed.

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