CJK, writing from Amman I appreciate your balanced view and that you welcome peace with Israel. But just one point of correction, while it is true that many in Israel were glad to have Saddam gone, Sharon himself had warned the American that their plans were overreaching and that it was fantasy to try and bring democracy to Iraq. So it is not true to say that Israel (the leadership controlling the country) encouraged the invasion.
Saudi-led planes hit Houthi-controlled government buildings (Reuters)
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