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We should not be made too wary by the lessons of Iraq. Reconstruction is more likely to be successful in Libya

Journalists, like generals, have learnt lessons from the last war. Eight years ago, too many pundits bought the party line and proclaimed that the fall of Saddam Hussein would bring peace, prosperity, and democracy to Iraq. Having been proven so wrong, they do not wish to make the same mistake twice. So our airwaves crackle with fears that sectarian conflict could ensue in…

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