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Get Me Out Of Here

13 November 2003 Get Me Out Of Here! Now!  By Gwynne Dyer Back in September, when French president Jacques Chirac urged a high-speed handover to power to Iraqis as the best way of clearing up the huge mess created by the illegal invasion of Iraq, US National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was scathing. “The French …

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$30 Million Hit

23 July 2003 The $30 Million Hit By Gwynne Dyer The United States government will almost certainly pay out $30 million to the person who fingered Saddam Hussein’s two sons for death. Is it getting its money’s worth? Paul Bremer, the US diplomat who effectively rules Iraq, declared that the American action satisfied “the real …

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Who’s Next?

9 April 2003 Who’s Next? By Gwynne Dyer A reader’s letter published in the Los Angeles Times last week said it all: “We have learned two things from the war in Iraq. We have learned that the Tigris flows through Baghdad, and the Hubris flows through the White House.” Hubris — the belief that you …

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Aftermath: SCIRI

21 March 2003 Aftermath: SCIRI By Gwynne Dyer “Wimps go to Baghdad,” they say in neo-conservative circles in Washington. “Real men go to Tehran.” It sounds tough at dinner parties, and the macho intellectuals who talk like that never worry that genuinely hard men can overhear their silly chatter. But they can, and they are …

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The Wrong Question

6 February 2003 The Wrong Question By Gwynne Dyer US Secretary of State Colin Powell did a good job at the United Nations on Wednesday of laying out the evidence that Saddam Hussein has kept some of the chemical and biological weapons that he had before the Gulf War of 1990-91, and maybe even made …

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