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What has Managua to do with Baghdad?

Watching the preparations for the recent Iraqi War gave me a disturbing feeling of deja vu. The Bush Administration issued ever more dire warnings about the danger posed by Iraq, though no imminent danger seemed evident to Iraq's neighbors. From the start it seemed clear that the Bush Administration wanted to settle this "crisis" militarily; their requests for Congressional and U.N. approval were grudging gestures designed to placate critics and provide legitimacy for a course of action already decided upon.…
Daniel R. Miller
August 1, 2003