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Should we stay or should we go now? If we go there will be trouble…

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What do you think? “Are we leaving Iraq before the job is done?

Here’s a pullout from the above article by John Hannah:

Given that Obama has largely adopted the Bush timetable for withdrawing U.S. forces, one can ask whether it really makes any difference that he still sees Iraq more as a liability to be escaped than an asset to be secured. The short answer is yes.

But it gets better, because he goes on to say, “Psychology in international affairs can have strategic effects.”  Almost like this “psychology” is the most important strategic consideration to make.  But isn’t a bit more complicated than this?  Aren’t there other strategic effects which we must consider if we want to promote a prolonged deployment of over 100,000 American troops at annual costs of over $100 billion?


Written by gringolost

June 29, 2009 at 8:05 pm

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