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Saturday, August 31, 2002
Over at Spiked, Brendan O'Neill's latest piece, "'A link between Saddam and bin Laden? No way'" essentialy is an interview with Alex Standish, editor of the Jane's Intelligence Digest. As the article's title suggest, Standish doesn't think Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden are working together but the final two paragraphs are more important:
'One of the charges laid against Saddam is that he openly preaches anti-Americanism. Of course Saddam is not a democratically elected leader, but one wonders how many other countries might come in for regime change for not liking America - even countries with democratically elected leaders, like Venezuela. It sometimes seems as if we're moving towards a new era of interventionism - and that is potentially dangerous.'If an "Iranian-style revolution" were to happen, my guess is that the U.S. would just obliterate the entire country.
Of course, nobody is sure who the next long term symbolic whipping boy will be.