Would Defeat in Iraq Be So Bad?

Gelb, Leslie
October 2006
Time;10/23/2006, Vol. 168 Issue 17, p40
This article is an opinion piece that discusses the Iraqi War and its similarities to the Vietnam War during the 1960s. The author compares the removal of U.S. troops in Vietnam, and the political consequences thereafter, to the situation of the U.S. military in Iraq since 2003. Arguments against staying in Iraq or immediately removing troops are discussed, as well as the stigma of admitting defeat in an effort to improve relations between the U.S. and the international community.


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