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America has left its mark in Iraq

[The U.S. is] leaving behind 50,000 men and women in Iraq – a third of the entire US occupation force – who will be attacked and who will still have to fight against the insurgency. So say it out loud: we are not leaving.

Up to a million Iraqis are dead.  The Americans also stamped the seal of torture on Abu Ghraib – a worthy successor to the same prison under Saddam’s vile rule.

And the American soldiers: They came. They saw. They lost. And now they say they’ve won.

How the Arabs, surviving on six hours of electricity a day in their bleak country, must be hoping for no more victories like this one.

[America also] gave Iran the victory it had sought so vainly in the terrible 1980-88 war against Saddam. Indeed, men who had attacked the US embassy in Kuwait in the bad old days – men who were allies of the suicide bombers who blew up the Marine base in Beirut in 1983 – now help to run Iraq.

[Robert Fisk writing in The Independent]


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