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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Krauthammer, You've Done it Again

TIME Magazine
By Charles Krauthammer

...We would never have invaded Iraq to depose Saddam without 9/11. After 9/11, we finally understood that helping build decent, representative, tolerant societies in the Middle East is ultimately the only way to prevent endless generations of young Arab men from finding fulfillment by crashing airplanes into buildings filled with infidels. Europe has a similar interest, having suffered, with the train bombings in Madrid, the kind of fanatic nihilism that visited the Twin Towers.

Now that Jan. 30 has voided the claim that resisting the American democratic project is in the service of the Iraqi people, it is time for Europe to look to its common interest in helping Iraq succeed. But don't ask for a Condoleezza Rice apology in return. No apology ought to or will be given. The U.S. may not be the world's most artful liberator. But it is hard to think of a more sincere one. Ask the 8 million Iraqis who for the first time in their lives enjoyed that singular democratic experience: the free and secret ballot.
Charles Krauthammer, sir, you are the shit.


 
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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Krauthammer, You've Done it Again

TIME Magazine
By Charles Krauthammer

...We would never have invaded Iraq to depose Saddam without 9/11. After 9/11, we finally understood that helping build decent, representative, tolerant societies in the Middle East is ultimately the only way to prevent endless generations of young Arab men from finding fulfillment by crashing airplanes into buildings filled with infidels. Europe has a similar interest, having suffered, with the train bombings in Madrid, the kind of fanatic nihilism that visited the Twin Towers.

Now that Jan. 30 has voided the claim that resisting the American democratic project is in the service of the Iraqi people, it is time for Europe to look to its common interest in helping Iraq succeed. But don't ask for a Condoleezza Rice apology in return. No apology ought to or will be given. The U.S. may not be the world's most artful liberator. But it is hard to think of a more sincere one. Ask the 8 million Iraqis who for the first time in their lives enjoyed that singular democratic experience: the free and secret ballot.
Charles Krauthammer, sir, you are the shit.