Iraq Withdrawal

Yes, the latest polls may indicate that the President's popularity among Americans has increased by a few percentage points, but that won't make up for all the goodwill he's lost in the corridors of Capitol Hill.
On October 21, 2011, The New York Times reported on President Barack Obama's announcement that "the last American soldier
We strongly believe that it is time -- and not too late -- for the United States to apologize for the war in Iraq.
Add to that corruption, pervasive sectarian tensions and the chaos in Syria, he said, and you end up with the perfect conditions
As time has gone on, however, the embassy has handed over multiple sites to the Iraqi government and reduced the number of
The Post story is quite instructive, even if it is not exactly "news" in the common sense of the term.
With the final withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, I remember the four young Marines and a Navy corpsman I met in Baghdad in March 2005 at Camp Victory.
I think Biden and his team have done the best job that any outsider could have done in helping to calm sectarian distrust and to generate a commitment to a semi-democratic process as Iraq evolves.
America leaves an Iraq that is deeply divided. After decades of ruthless rule, Iraqis endured an invasion and occupation, suffered from terror and ethnic cleansing, and while the trappings of a democracy have been set-up, it remains in a gestational state.
As the last of our troops return home from Iraq, the greatest tragedy of this misguided war is if we learn nothing.