September 4, 2013
Syria and the Iraq Syndrome
William Galston, Wall Street Journal
Only now is America reckoning the full cost of the disaster in Iraq: friends in the Middle East doubting our competence, our closest ally unwilling to stand with us in Syria, our people weary and fearful of entanglements that could prove open-ended. Little more than a decade after the Vietnam syndrome was laid to rest, an Iraq syndrome has replaced it.
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