The liberation of Iraq as a zero-sum game

Victor Davis Hanson asks “who wishes the United States to succeed in rebuilding Iraq along lines that will promote consensual government, personal freedeom, and economic vitality.” His answer — “hardly anyone other than the Iraqi and American people.”
What about the U.N.? “After its decade-long impotence where it came to disarming Saddam, and the circus last winter concerning the American invasion of Iraq, its officials will now have no interest in seeing the United States create a just society when they themselves could not. Indeed, many U.N. members probably preferred the old regime anyway. That allegation is not bombast or a slur


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