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Off the Map

4 days ago   |   By The New Republic

In February 2003, Al Jazeera broadcast an interview with Donald Rumsfeld, then George W. Bush's secretary of defense. “Would it worry you,” the interviewer asked him, “if you go by force into Iraq that this might create the impression that the United States is becoming an imperial, colonial power?” Rumsfeld swatted away the question. “I'm sure that some people would say that,” he responded, “but it can't be true because we're not a colonial power. We've never been a colonial power... That's just not what the United States does. We never have and we never will.” In March, the United States...
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