The Surge in Iraq Has Failed (President Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

The surge the president of the United States launched last January has failed. By tacitly conceding that there has been no political progress in Iraq since then, Mr. Bush admits as much, but asks for more time. He raises some important fears (and some wildly exaggerated ones) of the consequences of withdrawal. What he has said nothing about are the positive reasons to keep on trying. That is what the upcoming debate must address: more time to achieve what?…

The Surge in Iraq Has Failed (President Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

Carnegie Resource Page, September 19, 2007

The Carnegie Endowment — the only U.S. think tank to oppose the war in Iraq before the invasion — offers a large body of up-to-date work on this critical issue:

• an analysis of the current situation in Iraq • troop surge • possible ways forward • the sectarian divide in Iraq • the Iraqi constitution • Carnegie Iraq experts • more resources

Carnegie produced an alternative approach – before the war – of a more robust inspections regime for possible WMD, Iraq: A New Approach, which is still cited as one of the best examples of how a think tank can contribute to and improve policy.

Carnegie Resource Page on Iraq


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