We’ve been in *&^%ING Germany since ‘45.
Korea since what....’51?
Who died and made us world cops?
Bring ‘em all home.
There will be very little to stop them now.
Hello nuclear war in the ME.
Seems to me that a decade is more than long enough.
He is probably right. Yesterday the MSM was spinning this as a big foreign policy “Win” for Obama. Yet, basically the Iraqis are telling us to GTFO no residual military presence. It does seem like a ripe target for an expansive Iran. And you can be sure the MSM will be silent as they take over in all but name.
Sorry Fareed. You should know we don’t have the money to do it.
I expect as the last US troops leave, Iranian tanks will be rolling into Baghdad and desperate Iraqis will be hanging on to the skids of departing helicopters...a repeat of the fall of Saigon in 1974.
Are we supposed to believe FZ and his book-reading buddy have the United States’ best interest at heart?
I know that carpet-bombing is rather ineffective (strategically) and crass, but it might be more cost-effective in getting these peoples attention.
Yup, it’s surprising. Obviously, Obama didn’t take his advice.
btw - It’s scary that the deputy national security adviser would say this... just have to hope he doesn’t actually believe it.
KING: At the White House today the deputy national security adviser, Denis McDonough, said they’re not that worried about Iran’s influence. He says Iran is further isolated, has been weakened in recent years.
Does this mean a resumption of the long-running Iraq-Iran border war? Perhaps we may call upon China to mediate their differences. After all, China has a growing thirst for petroleum and natural gas, and this would be an excellent opportunity to enforce concessions from both participants.
Only because the first Gulf War separated the two, was the action damped down, but Iran has never stopped its campaign to choke off the Sunni factions within Iraq, and provide clandestine support to the Shi’ite faction.
Some might say, given that Iraq is a buffer state, between the Sunnis and the Shi’ites, its purpose as a battleground for the coming Armageddon will soon be fulfilled.
But then, none of the dire predictions of Revelations would seem to mean much to the Chinese.
After all this, we give away a strategic advantage in the region with nothing in exchange. The Iraqis have unceremoniously thrown us out and deprived us of a vital intel and security asset.
Muslims killing Muslims. What’s not to like?
Zakarias anti Americanism was very amusing to CNN during the bush years. It’s beginning to try their patience as he mocks Dear Leader.
He’s right. I just wish he weren’t so happy about it.
Newt Gingrich just said the same thing in Iowa. He said that we are going to lose the “3rd Iraq war” because of our premature withdrawl and because Iran will take Iraq over.