America Abroad: An Ally Deserves Better

An Ally Deserves Better

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An aide whispers to President Turgut Ozal that his Prime Minister and senior military advisers have arrived, no doubt to discuss the latest American request for the use of Turkish bases in the attack on Iraq, now only hours away. "Let them wait a moment," says Ozal. "The war is important, but so is the nature of the peace that comes after."

Ozal calls for an atlas and opens it to a map of the region. "Look where we are and what is going on around us," he says. As he traces the boundary of his country's giant neighbor to...

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