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Old 10-21-2011, 03:16 PM   #6
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Rather optimistic, aren't we?

In all fairness, I don't know enough about state-building to cast judgment whether or not Iraq will fail. In spite of all dire warnings, Pakistan has lasted beyond Musharraf. The State Dept., CIA, DoD, etc. all drew up plans entitled: "After Musharraf". They also did that after Tito in Yugoslavia.

And clearly that worked out well.
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