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Iraq war left US no stronger in Middle East, experts say


With no nuclear weapons or significant chemical weapons dumps ever found, the second Bush administration refocused on establishing a pro-Western state in occupied Iraq, aiming to gain a regional ally.

Dobbins, who has held US Department of State and White House posts, said Americans should not fool themselves about the outcome.

“The democracy agenda became the last possible excuse for invading Iraq. It’s not an ally. It’s not an enemy either,” he said.

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