02 Jan '12, 6am

Turning the Page in Iraq: The United States should help shape Iraq's future role in the Middle East and it shoul...

Turning the Page in Iraq: The United States should help shape Iraq's future role in the Middle East and it shoul...

Written by Brian Katulis , Center for American Progress President Barack Obama continues the process of getting America’s priorities right on national security by overseeing the withdrawal of the last of our troops in Iraq last month. But his administration needs to stay focused on lingering concerns in the country and the region. The United States should help shape Iraq’s future role in the Middle East and it should offer necessary support to the Iraqis who risked their lives working with America. Time to move on If you want a preview of the debates likely to occur over the upcoming days about the Obama administration’s policy decisions on Iraq, listen to this program from a few weeks ago on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation.” Legendary journalists Ted Koppel and Bob Woodward and retired Gen. Jack Keane criticized President Obama for “giving up” in Iraq and lett...

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