Think there are no new options on Iraq? Here’s a really bad one, courtesy of Jonathan Chait in the Los Angeles Times: Bring back Saddam Hussein. Chait explains:
â€š”The disadvantages of reinstalling Hussein are obvious, but consider some of the upside. He would not allow the country to be dominated by Iran, which is the United States’ major regional enemy, a sponsor of terrorism and an instigator of warfare between Lebanon and Israel. Hussein was extremely difficult to deal with before the war, in large part because he apparently believed that he could defeat any U.S. invasion if it came to that. Now he knows he can’t. And he’d probably be amenable because his alternative is death by hanging.”
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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