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Palestine, Iraq, and American Strategy
Michael Scott Doran
Vol. 82, No. 1 (Jan. - Feb., 2003), pp. 19-33
Published by: Council on Foreign Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20033425
Page Count: 15
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Many critics argue that the Bush administration should put off a showdown with Saddam Hussein and focus instead on achieving a breakthrough in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But they fail to understand that although Palestine is central to the symbolism of Arab politics, it is actually marginal to its substance. Now, as in 1991, if a road to a calmer situation in Palestine does in fact exist, it runs through Baghdad.
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