June 16, 2014

Can Obama Pull a Nixon on Iraq?

Andrew Bacevich, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

Obama is not guilty of consciously selling out a former ally. To extricate the United States from an equally unpopular war that he inherited from his predecessor, he merely cut Iraq loose. Perhaps he had little alternative but to do so. Yet in terms of implications, Obama's actions are much the same as Nixon's: Iraqi problems are no longer our problems.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, Vietnam, Iraq, Middle East, United States, Richard Nixon

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