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July 14, 2006

The Dream is Over

The Dream is Over

It was a beautiful dream... overthrow Saddam Hussein and liberate Iraq, spread love and democracy throughout the Middle East, a region transformed. Arabs would unite, oil would be flowing: Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, together with Christians, even Jews, would live in perfect harmony under the ideals of the founding fathers... American-style.

Yes, it was a beautiful dream, but somehow, reality doesn't match up. Today, with Lebanon in flames, Israel at war on multiple fronts, Iran brandishing its nuclear weapons, and in Baghdad, a ceaseless killing field, the dream is a distant wonder, a figment of the neocon imagination.

Yes, the dream is over, and the nightmare rages on.

Posted by the Secretary-at-Large at July 14, 2006 08:33 AM

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