January 03, 2004

More Indirect Iraq Positives?

Mark Steyn, among other year end reviews, notes:

With hindsight, the sudden retirement of Libyan-trained Liberian dictator Charles Taylor and the Colonelís decision to turn off the spigot to Robert Mugabe despite the latterís formal State Grovel to Tripoli also seem curiously timely. It may be that the Iraq war has done more to free Zimbabwe of its thug ruler than all the Commonwealth resolutions put together. Imagine that!

This is the first time that I've seen these events spun as a consequence of the invasion of Iraq. Is it true or not? We'll find out for sure when the relevant documents get declassified in half a century but it's certainly a plausible explanation.

Posted by TMLutas at January 3, 2004 02:46 PM