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The Baathists that are willing to play ball with US interests stay in power. Those that won't will be gone. In our effort to control and stabilize Iraq, few could help like members of the former Baathist regime who maintained incredibly high levels of control. We still need an Iraqi induced success story - to prove that it is possible to make progress without the U.S. imposing it. The former Baathists that remain can and will facilitate that. We just can't look like we're OK with it.

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