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Too little of the positive is noted

Reader comment on item: What If the United States Had Not Invaded Iraq

Submitted by Yair Weinstock (United States), Sep 11, 2005 at 22:53

* Egypt has become more constructive in the Middle East, both politically and economically.

* Syria has been isolated and weakened, making the Assad regime vulnurable internally.

* Lebanon has taken tenative steps toward independence.

* Pakistan has made contact with Israel, and turned almost agreeable toward India.

Given the attitude of Britain's Socialists (The Guardian) and the French intelligentsia, their increased dislike of President Bush is trivial as a consequence of this war. I could acknowledge much that has gone badly since the invasion of Iraq, but the opportunities for major successes remain viable.

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