Published on August 5, 2010 | by LawNews

Prof. Julian Ku Discusses End of Iraq War

The Conversation: Drawdown of U.S. Military Forces in Iraq
Long Island Press 
August 5, 2010


I think what is most interesting about the current Iraq withdrawal plan is the strong political consensus in favor of it from both Republicans and Democrats. The withdrawal plan is largely the product of the Bush Administration, and the Obama Administration is sticking to it (and even claiming credit for it). As a result, Iraq is simply no longer the political issue it used to be, for either side. In this way, the change of administrations has been a very good thing for American Iraq policy, because it has forced both pro- and anti-war politicians to reach a political consensus on what I think is a sensible policy result. We aren’t staying forever, but we aren’t going to abandon the Iraqis like we abandoned the South Vietnamese.

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