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After 9/11, the US needed to kick some Ayrab ass, and Iraq was the easiest ass to kick (already down and mostly unarmed), and the easiest to justify (known evil tyrant, long history of playing with UN).

Plus the oil for some, plus the revenge for some, plus the sense of unfisnished business of some, plus Chalabi's push for some, etc... but fundamentally, it was a bully exacting revenge for his humiliation on the nearest available target.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Apr 26th, 2009 at 06:46:15 PM EST

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