(Peace&Justice) Scholars Say Iraq Most Misguided Policy Since Vietnam

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Quote: The U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has been the "most misguided" policy since the Vietnam War, according to an open letter signed by some 500 U.S. national-security specialists.

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October 15, 2004
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Introducing a new commentary from Foreign Policy In Focus

Security Scholars Say Iraq War Most Misguided Policy Since Vietnam

By Jim Lobe

The U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has been the "most misguided" policy since the Vietnam War, according to an open letter signed by some 500 U.S. national-security specialists.

The letter, released October 12 by a Security Scholars for a Sensible Foreign Policy (S3FP), said that the current situation in Iraq could have been much better had the Bush administration heeded the advice of some of its most experienced career military and foreign service officers.

But the administration's failure to do so has actually fueled "the violent opposition to the U.S. military presence," as well as the intervention of terrorists from outside Iraq.

Jim Lobe jlobe@starpower.net is a political analyst with Foreign Policy in Focus (online at www.fpif.org). He also writes regularly for Inter Press Service.

See new FPIF commentary online at:
http://www.fpif.org/commentary/2004/0410scholars.html

With printer friendly PDF version at:
http://www.fpif.org/pdf/gac/0410scholars.pdf

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