] There will be no new target because Iraq was a unique
] case. Although most regional regimes have varying records
] of brutality, Saddam Hussein's regime was the only
] regime that tried to wipe a member state of the United
] Nations off the map. It was also the only regime since
] World War I to use chemical weapons not only against
] adversaries in a war but also against its own people.
] The key reason why Saddam's regime was unique, however,
] lies elsewhere.
] His was a regime that could not develop any mechanism for
] change. He could play in only two registers: absolute
] defiance or full capitulation.
Interesting editorial in Arab News by Amir Taheri.
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