What's Next for Iraq

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

President Obama said on Monday that the Iraq war was nearing an end, adding that combat troops will withdraw by the end of the month. George Packer, The New Yorker staff writer, blogger, and author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, helps answer the question, "What's next for Iraq?"

Read George Packer's article in this week's issue on the U.S. Senate, "The Empty Chamber."



George Packer

Comments [7]

Ali Fadhil from Houston, TX

Just get the troops out and Iraq will remedy itself through the same way every country in the world did after occupations. Can't wait to see that day!

Aug. 03 2010 07:20 PM
cuzin d from larchmont

Well at this point what is the point? I will say that our prez has not done his homework on afganistan and that is going to be the saddest outcome in this whole debacle.

Aug. 03 2010 05:11 PM
dan kaplan from chelsea

giving bush credit for turning the Iraq war around is like giving someone credit for putting a hole in a damn and then sticking his finger in it long enough so that he gets all his friends and neighbors out of the way, and then pulling his finger out

Aug. 03 2010 10:23 AM
The Truth from Becky

I think it's called damned if you do, damned if you don't!

Aug. 03 2010 10:18 AM
The Truth from Becky

Interesting snarky comment about President Obama taking credit for the withdrawing of troops, ending of the war "it was going to end anyway" - can't take the credit, BUT he can take the blame for everything else under the SUN? Puhleese give me a break!

Aug. 03 2010 10:17 AM
vince p from New York

Please ask Mr. Packer how he feels now about his advocacy of the invasion in 2002-2003; did things work out as he planned.

Aug. 03 2010 10:12 AM
omg hello

why are dubai and uae cracking down on blackberrys?

and if their govts claim that terrorists can take advantage of blackberry's encrypted communications, why on earth should we not believe them??

Aug. 03 2010 08:47 AM

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