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

Submitted by Henk Twerda (Netherlands), Sep 12, 2005 at 16:29

I missed 3 facts on your balance:

The Syrian defeat was in my opinion indirectly a consequence of the invasion in Iraq.

Are the Shia's of Iraq going to form some kind of union with Iran? Isn't Iran stronger in the long term, because of the American invasion in Iraq? When America leaves Iraq, will the Shia's be in need of Iranian assistence to crush the Sunni insurgency?

An other significant fact is that the leftists, who favored the Kosovo intervention without demanding UN aproval, oposed the Iraq intervention, with the argument that it was illegal to do that without UN aproval. The Left has changed from Pro-war to anti-war in 3 years. can they change back if a future war fits in the Leftist agenda? This can make a difference, if the Left demands again an intervention like Kosovo.

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