Washington should be planning for exit from Iraq

09/06/2004
The US government should plan better for its departure from Iraq than it apparently did for the occupation.Just as it should have expected the occupation to be dangerous and prepared Americans and US allies for tough going after the initial military triumph, Washington now should be contemplating withdrawal.It should not be haunted by the ignominious US departure 30 years ago from the former South Viet Nam, a subject now much in the news.Every imaginable option for an Iraqi exit will inspire protest.The wrong option would be to maintain a military presence in Iraq indefinitely, which would ratify the region's worst suspicions about US and allied intentions.If the US decides the troops...
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