April 1, 2003
Deadlier than war
As the war continues to rage and we see the Iraqi people suffering, it's important to keep in mind than for many the peace was worse. Walter Russell Mead made the case in the Washington Post that the peace was dealier than war. The peace after the war may also be brutal--but that will be the result of the terror regime that has controlled the country for decades--not the war that liberated them. It may take 20 years before Iraq has a successful Democracy (Russia is still a work in progress after more than a decade of working on it) and while it may be a more dangerous place for us, our children will live in a better world.