Difference between revisions of "Surrender as 'Realism'"

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|quote="What our adversaries in the Middle East want from us is very simple: They want us out. Unless we are prepared to withdraw, not just from Iraq but from the entire region, and from elsewhere as well, we had better start figuring out how to pursue effectively--realistically--our interests and goals. This is true American realism. All the rest is a fancy way of justifying surrender."
 
|quote="What our adversaries in the Middle East want from us is very simple: They want us out. Unless we are prepared to withdraw, not just from Iraq but from the entire region, and from elsewhere as well, we had better start figuring out how to pursue effectively--realistically--our interests and goals. This is true American realism. All the rest is a fancy way of justifying surrender."
 
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{{opinion|Post-invasion Iraq|Coalition troops should pull out|against}}
 
{{opinion|Post-invasion Iraq|Coalition troops should pull out|against}}
 
{{opinion|Post-invasion Iraq|United States should negotiate with Iran|against}}
 
{{opinion|Post-invasion Iraq|United States should negotiate with Iran|against}}
 
{{opinion|Post-invasion Iraq|United States should negotiate with Syria|against}}
 
{{opinion|Post-invasion Iraq|United States should negotiate with Syria|against}}

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Author(s) Robert Kagan
Source The Weekly Standard
Date November 22, 2006
URL http://weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/012/993eumeb.asp
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Quotes-start.png "What our adversaries in the Middle East want from us is very simple: They want us out. Unless we are prepared to withdraw, not just from Iraq but from the entire region, and from elsewhere as well, we had better start figuring out how to pursue effectively--realistically--our interests and goals. This is true American realism. All the rest is a fancy way of justifying surrender." Quotes-end.png


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


This item argues against the position United States should negotiate with Iran on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.


This item argues against the position United States should negotiate with Syria on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.