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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Confronting the Iraq reality again

"Confronting the Iraq reality again
Turkish Daily News: 12/29/2004
By Yusuf Kanli
TDN- The kidnapping of shipping magnate Kahraman Sadikoglu in Iraq, the highest-profile Turkish citizen -- and indeed foreigner -- to be kidnapped in Iraq to date, has once again brought to the agenda the extreme state of lawlessness Iraq has found itself in since the collapse of the Saddam Hussein regime in the wake of the U.S.-led operation on that country.
Indeed, �What you will install in its place? How are you going to have stability in Iraq once Saddam is removed?� were questions Turks asked the Americans before the Iraq war. Developments since then have unfortunately proved that the Americans had no plan for 'the day after' nor did they work out an exit strategy. "

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