Reality check: reasons why withdrawing from Iraq isn’t going to happen unless the US is literally defeated and forced to . . .

A Reporter at Large
Planning for Defeat
How should we withdraw from Iraq?
by George Packer
The New Yorker, September 17, 2007

“The problems created by the war will require solutions that don’t belong to a single political party or President: the rise of Iranian power, the emergence of Al Qaeda in Iraq, the radicalization of populations, the huge refugee crisis, the damage to a new generation of Iraqis who are growing up amid the unimaginable.”

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