Defeat in Iraq

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Author(s) Frederick W. Kagan, Kimberly Kagan, Marisa Cochrane Sullivan
Source The Weekly Standard
Date November 1, 2011
URL http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/defeat-iraq_604179.html
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Quotes-start.png America will pay a high price for defeat in Iraq. Our global credibility is seriously damaged—it is surely no accident that the weekend after President Obama announced that we were abandoning Iraq, President Hamid Karzai said that Afghanistan would stand with Pakistan against a U.S. attack. Why not? The Iranian and Pakistani narratives all along have been that the Americans will ultimately abandon their allies to their fate, while the neighbors will be around to exact revenge. President Obama has just reinforced that narrative before all the world. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position Coalition troops should pull out on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.