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The U.S.’s Disorganized Retreat


From my most recent NRO article, on the many problems of U.S. foreign policy: “In Iraq, eight months after an election he apparently lost, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seems to have secured a workable coalition by making a pilgrimage to Iran and enduring, with no visible discomfort, a lecture from Ayatollah Khamenei — whose iron-fisted dictatorship, executed through the buffoon Ahmadinejad, becomes more brutal and brazen every week — about how Iraq must rid itself of the Americans. It is not obvious what sort of regime may durably emerge in Iraq after the Americans have left, but it is becoming steadily more doubtful that it will bear much resemblance to anything the 4,000 Americans who died there thought they were trying to establish.”

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