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The Imperial Imperative

The United States is the richest and strongest nation in the world. But can it succeed in Iraq, where so many other empires have failed?

By Charles M. Sennott
Globe Staff / February 8, 2004

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Enter the gold-plated doors of the Republican Palace that Saddam Hussein had built for himself in Baghdad, and the searing heat of midday gives way to the cool, quiet hum of air conditioning. (Full Article: 5498 Words)

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