Brent Scowcroft

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    After all, we didn't bring democracy to Germany in 1945; Hitler destroyed democracy there first.
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    America has never seen itself as a national state like all others, but rather as an experiment in human freedom and democracy.
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    An idea can be as flawless as can be, but its execution will always be full of mistakes.
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    But figuring out Saddam Hussein was one our greatest mysteries. He marched to his own drummer and frequently as this unfolded he made decisions which were sometimes inexplicable to us and sometimes didn't look very smart.
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    But the central point is that any campaign against Iraq, whatever the strategy, cost and risks, is certain to divert us for some indefinite period from our war on terrorism.
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    But there is scant evidence to tie Saddam to terrorist organizations, and even less to the Sept. 11 attacks.
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    But, if you believe we should go around the world overturning regimes to make little United States, I don't agree with that, because I don't think we're capable of doing that.
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    Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence. We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years, and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead.
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    First of all, I think the Saudis are deeply concerned about the collapse of negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians and the resumption of conflict.
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    If Iraq were to descend into chaos, the Europeans would feel the effects just as much as we would.
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    Many Sunnis, who are still stuck in the Saddam era mindset and believe Iraq belongs to them, are trying to prevent a new country from developing at all.
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    My point was that removing Saddam should not have been our highest priority. Fighting terrorism should have been our number one concern, followed by the Palestinian peace process.
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    Osama bin Laden is going after us to get us out of the region, so he can deal with the regimes that he sees in the region, or replace them with purists.
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    Progress is only possible if the United States and its allies work together.
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    Saddam is a familiar dictatorial aggressor, with traditional goals for his aggression.
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