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Out of Iraq

David LeVine

There is no doubt that we will depart from Iraq in the relatively near future. Furthermore, we will not be the ones who unilaterally decide when that will be? The “handwriting is on the wall.”

The recognition currently being accorded to the Iraqi government by other Arab nations is predicated on their being “one of them.” That translates into independence from non Muslim governments; not having foreign troops on their soil; being free to form alliances with their neighbors ” including Iran; and finally forming a government of their choice. (The latter may prove to be secular or it may not.)

Anyway, unless we are committed to being “occupiers,” the deaths and injuries of our fellow Americans plus the enormous debt being passed on to our coming generations will soon be ending.

“Winning be damned!” If George Bush doesn’t agree to get out, the next president will.


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