Saturday, March 20, 2004

Top 10

Many opponents of the war in Iraq continue to say that nothing good has come out of the invasion. Well, I decided to make a list of the top 10 things that never would've happened without the war.

  1. Saddam Hussein removed from power.
  2. Iraqi women's rights and representation within their new interim constitution.
  3. The ability for Syrian's to openly challenge their own regime.
  4. North Korea engaged in multilateral diplomacy with the US and other SE Asian countries.
  5. Libya disarms its WMDs.
  6. Removal of all US troops stationed in Saudi Arabia.
  7. The discovery and subsequent unraveling of AQ Khan's nuclear black market.
  8. The Iranian's stage revolts against their oppressive government.
  9. Jordan and the U.A.E. taking steps to reform their societies through liberalization.
  10. An open and free-market Iraqi state.
Update: Tacitus and Michael Totten have more.