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An Iraqi man walks past a billboard depicting the fall of executed dictator Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad on April 9, 2013. Source: AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
If the 1991 war was about a restoration of the Arab state system, the 2003 war, coming in the wake of the shock of 9/11, called its very legitimacy into question. However much it bungled the first year of the American occupation of Iraq, the Bush administration by its...
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A U.S. Marine watches a statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled in Firdaus Square in downtown Baghdad on April 9, 2003 file photo. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Ten years ago, on April 9, Baghdad fell to a coalition of Western armies. There is a close connection between the downfall of Saddam Hussein and the toppling of a succession of other Arab dictators during 2011. This link has been overlooked, in part due to the...