According to this article, Jordan’s King Abdullah believes the Middle East might be on the verge of three civil wars: in Iraq, the Palestinian territories and Lebanon. If true, then George Bush’s latest justification for invading Iraq — to bring peace, stability and democracy to the Middle East — looks like the latest in his long series of failures (capturing the 9/11 terrorists, finding WMDs in Iraq, reducing terrorist attacks, bringing peace to Iraq, etc.).
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