For strategic and electoral reasons, the Obama administration tries to describe its troop withdrawal as something that must be seen as a success in the war that he inherited from George W. Bush (who spoke of victory carelessly, by the way). On Wednesday, in Fort Bragg, Mr. Obama welcomed back the American soldiers who [Read more]
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Mr. Romney’s strategy this time involved never publicly making a play for Iowa, thereby lowering expectations. His absence was so glaring, it led the state’s GOP governor to warn: “Iowans don’t like to be ignored.”
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For America, Iraq is a closed chapter, of course with the exception of those soldiers and their families forever wounded or crippled by the war.
The past eight years of courageous Iraqi resistance to the American occupation cost the occupiers more dearly than they had expected. This resistance, combined with the ignominy of dishonest justifications for the war and the subsequent occupation, is responsible for the Americans’ rushed decision to withdraw in this rather uncomfortable manner. Now the Americans are reduced to trying to ensure that their withdrawal does not spell the complete failure of their venture in Iraq and in the wider region.