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  •  "People power can work!" (none)
    "People power" put half a million Kurds and Marsh Arabs into unmarked graves.  Iraq is not the Philippines, Selise:  For as long as Saddam Hussein had unchallenged control of the Iraqi military, and for as long as he was willing to commit genocide to protect his regime, a popular uprising had no chance of success.  (And our efforts to challenge Saddam's control of the Iraqi military were an unbroken string of failures.)  The Iraqi people were profoundly cynical about their ability to overthrow Saddam, and with good reason.

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