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Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Oops, We Did It Again...US Foreign Policy in Iraq

Welcome back to a new term at Dartmouth, fellow observers. I very much look forward to arguing with you all in the coming year. I wanted to bring everyone's attention to this article, in the British paper The Independent, regarding the recently disclosed Blair "dossier" on the Iraq sanctions situation. It is a compelling description of the wrongheadedness of US and British foreign policy in Iraq in the past 10 years. I think Jon's point regarding the UN is instructive here: while the other nations in the UN may not be saints, neither, by any means, are we. We screwed up in Iraq and right now we are on our way to screwing up again. We have an obligation to support the UN, and to listen to our fellow nations. They may not be perfect, but neither are we.