December 2, 2012
Steep Price of U.S. Disengagement from Iraq
Max Boot, Commentary Magazine
Iraq’s experience once again shows that ending a “war” on our terms is not so simple as pulling out the troops. Indeed, pulling out the troops may well lead to a bigger war–not only in Iraq, it turns out, but in Syria as well. That is a lesson that those who advocate an immediate American pullout from Afghanistan–including the Times editorial board–would do well to keep in mind.
TAGGED: Barack Obama, Middle East, Syria, Iraq, United States