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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another

5/04/2004

Fruits of Iraq

North Korea, probably the world's most secretive and isolated nation, has offered an olive branch to the US by promising never to sell nuclear materials to terrorists, calling for Washington's friendship and saying it does not want to suffer the fate of Iraq.
financial times
While there are lots of reasons not to believe a word the North Koreans say, the fact they are willing to speak of a lesson learned from Saddam's fate is encouraging. And there is no doubt Iran's hand has been stayed by seeing what America can do to a regime it really does not like.

The stakes in Iraq were never just about Iraq and it appears the payoffs are beginning to flow.