The Big Pull Out: Kissinger on Iraq, Fareed, and Luttwak’s response

Over at the Daily Dish.

He (Kissinger) wants troops there indefinitely to stabilize the three different de facto mini-states; and much more diplomacy. Fareed echoes some of this today – urging a drastic drawdown but maintaining residual forces to capitalize and help any regional political deals. A lot of one’s judgment on this is bound up with how much interest one believes the West still has in protecting oil supplies …

On this, I think Luttwak has an extremely worthwhile point. More Luttwak stimulation here.

To quote Andrew again, “It’s long past time to cut our losses and acknowledge reality.”


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