Iraq: Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal Symptoms

Why should we bother sticking around? And how can we make the best of withdrawal?

In a speech yesterday to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq, President Bush defended his decision to topple Saddam and offered a challenge to his critics. “It can be tempting,” Bush said, “to look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude that your best option is to pack up and go home.” But, he continued, “the consequences for American security would be devastating.”

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Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow