Следующим шоком для Ирака станет шоковая терапия

За исключением военной "победы", которая все больше становится похожей на пиррову, иракская кампания президента Буша полна неудач и провалов. До сих пор не удалось обнаружить никаких признаков оружия массового поражения, и, по словам Дэвида Кея - главного американского инспектора по поиску оружия в Ираке, запасы оружия массового поражения в Ираке либо никогда не существовали, либо были уничтожены много лет назад. Таким образом, Буш просто проигнорировал данные, полученные инспекторами ООН во главе с Хансом Бликсом, а доказательства, на основании которых он начал войну в Ираке, оказались по большей части вымышленными.

Что еще хуже, сегодня уже ясно, что у Буша никогда не было плана на период после окончания войны. Вместо мира и демократии ситуация в Ираке остается настолько опасной, что Пол Бремер - лидер американской оккупации - использует нестабильность как основание для отмены демократических выборов в этом году.

Бесспорно, Америка постаралась соблюсти настоящий порядок в некоторых сферах, продемонстрировав, таким образом, многое из того, что она действительно ценит в Ираке. Когда пал Багдад, была быстро организована защита министерства нефтяных ресурсов, в то время как музеи и больницы были оставлены на разграбление.

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