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Jake Stokes: What to Leave Behind in Iraq

News Real Clear World 17 August 2011
Iraq

Stokes: What to Leave Behind in Iraq

News Real Clear World 17 August 2011
Iraq

Amidst Political Maneuvering, Iraq Withdrawal on Pace

Report 14 June 2010
  Today marked the first convening of the Iraqi parliament since the national elections took place in March. Parliament's meeting, which occurred following a large-scale attack on the Iraqi Central Bank in Baghdad, is an important milestone in the process of establishing a government.  However, the ongoing political maneuvering involving Iraq's major political parties, each of which are attempting to increase its odds of leading a ruling coalition, overshadowed Parliament's meeting. Wrangling among these groups will likely spell further delays for the Iraqi political calendar, raising the possibility of political paralysis, as well as instability.
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After Six Years, A New Consensus On Iraq

Report 20 March 2009
Six years after the war began, a popular and political consensus has emerged on the way forward. This new consensus represents an important turning point in the debate over Iraq -- and an important early victory for the Administration’s ability to enunciate and build support for national security policies that are pragmatic, progressive and widely supported.
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President Dodges Responsibility on Iraq – As Spate of Violence Shows Many Challenges Ahead

Report 3 December 2008
This week has seen two contrary Iraq-related developments: a troubling spate of violence that has killed more than 50 Iraqis in bombings the last two days, and an attempt by President Bush to blame the intelligence community, members of Congress, world leaders and the previous administration, for the faulty intelligence presented to justify the war.
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Iraq Agreement Brings Us One Step Closer to Redeployment

Report 17 November 2008
Yesterday the Iraqi cabinet approved a security agreement that stipulates that the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq should take place by the end of 2011. This reflects a growing consensus that it is time for American forces to redeploy.
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Trouble on the Ballot in Iraq

News Council on Foreign Relations 6 August 2008
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Iraq's Government--One Year, Still No Progress

Report 17 May 2007
It has been one year since the formation of the Iraqi government and there has not been sufficient progress on any of the key political benchmarks that are necessary to bring stability to Iraq.
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Bush Offers Rhetoric, Progressives Offer a Real Plan

Report 26 October 2006
President Bush’s statement yesterday was just the latest evidence that he has no clear plan for how to succeed in Iraq.
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