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Not-so-great Lake

opinion pieceThe New York Sun
What the apologists are asking for, if only by default, is a return to the amorality of detente and Realpolitik. Again, Iraq demonstrates this. In the decade before the Gulf War, when Saddam's torture state was a balance against Iran's ruling clerics, America sold grain credits to the regime after it cleansed more than 100,000 Kurds from the country's farmland in the north.
Isaac Chotiner