As one views the unfolding tragedy in Iraq, now more than four years in the making, as appalled as one has to be at the extent of the destruction; the untold deaths and suffering of Iraqi civilians; the depths of brutality demonstrated by terrorists, sectarian militia members, and occasionally by the US military itself, one is also left with the feeling – even call it a fervent hope – that the failure now being experienced by the world’s sole self-proclaimed superpower will put paid to Washingto...

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