Последствия войны в Ираке

Главные последствия войны в Ираке проявятся не на поле боя. Они появятся позже, и будут зависеть от того, сумеют ли Джордж Буш и Тони Блэр оправдать свое яростное нападение на практически беззащитное население. Они начали эту войну по определенным объявленным причинам, по поводу которых велись горячие дебаты по всему миру. Если эти причины подтвердятся, тогда война, по всей видимости, сможет принести более безопасный мир. Если же их аргументы останутся недоказанными или будут опровергнуты, тогда война приведет к еще большей нестабильности. В этом случае решающим шагом к исцелению мира был бы их быстрый уход с постов.

Война в Ираке не была и не могла быть оправдана перед миром на основании того, что Саддам Хуссейн является тираном. Оправдание, если оно вообще существует, основывается на той опасности, которую представляет режим Саддама. Буш и Блэр сделали четыре заявления:

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