Sunday, 23 October 2011

Iraq - Imperial Dominion, or Not?

We'll see what happens, but if this is correct it undermines the arguments of those of us who claimed the entire thing was an imperial project, that America would never leave, blah blah blah.

Good for the Iraqis.

But maybe it only says American policy didn't come to fruition, even though the intent was always to subjugate Iraq? Nevertheless, if this happens it does seriously undermine notions about Iraq being an American outpost and part of a grand Imperial strategy. Yes, they might have intended otherwise, but if so, the fact they fail is even more important.

If America really does leave, and Iraq builds a relatively successful and democratic society then.....maybe in 20 years it will be impossible to conclude other than "it was worth it"? I never thought I'd say it....and I haven't yet.....but.....

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