Estado Unidos no debería confiar en los hombres “yes” de Irak
By Frank Smyth, May 11, 2004, Desde El Salvador

¿Cómo terminamos con tantos aprietos en Irak? Porque hicimos lo que hemos hecho por largo tiempo: Buscamos no a los extranjeros con quienes todavía necesitamos trabajar, sino a los exiliados que fueran más parecidos a nosotros.

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U.S. shouldn’t rely on Iraq’s yes men
By Frank Smyth, May 5, 2004, Newsday

How did we end up in such a fix in Iraq? We did what we have long done abroad: We sought out not the foreigners whom we still need to work with, but the exiles who were most like us. The practice of imposing unpopular proxies hardly began with this Bush administration…

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Between Tyranny and Bombs: A Review of “Baghdad Diaries”
By Frank Smyth, May 14, 2003, The Washington Post

Try to imagine yourself or your family living in Baghdad over the past decade, enduring tyranny, privation and wars. What if your family came from the old ruling guard but the quality of your life had only eroded under President Saddam Hussein’s regime?

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Waiting for the Anti-Saddam Revolt: Where Is It?
By Frank Smyth, April 17, 2003, LAWeekly

Why aren’t more Iraqis rising up against President Saddam Hussein? Most likely, many remember what happened the last time they followed U.S. instructions to rise up against him.

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Contra Saddam Hussein: Porque no hubo insurreccion
By Frank Smyth, April 17, 2003, Desde El Salvador

¿Por qué los iraquíes no se sublevaron en contra de Saddam Hussein? Lo más seguro es que muchos recuerdan la última vez que lo hicieron después de seguir las instrucciones comandadas por los Estados Unidos.

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Living Dangerously: A Review of “The Lion’s Grave”
By Frank Smyth, November 10, 2002, The Washington Post

Any egomaniac with an audience can do a live stand-up in an alleged combat zone these days, but Jon Lee Anderson is a war correspondent’s journalist. On Sept. 11, while most Americans were still either looking up…

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Saddam’s Real Opponents
By Frank Smyth, March 25, 2002, The American Prospect

Three years ago, the influential journal Foreign Affairs published an article on Iraq entitled “The Rollback Fantasy.” It was a typically long and sober piece, challenging the thinking of those who were arguing for a United States role in toppling Iraq’s ruler, Saddam Hussein. But unfortunately, the article contained…

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