Hirsh, Michael; Liu, Melinda; Soloway, Colin; Smalley, Suzanne
February 2003
Newsweek;2/17/2003, Vol. 141 Issue 7, p44
Contends that while winning the war against Iraq may be fairly easy, securing the peace in Iraq after the war is a very difficult task. Desire of U.S. officials to withdraw troops from postwar Iraq in as little as 30 to 90 days after the removal of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; Future of Iraq Project's assertion that a long-term occupation is unwise; Paired-down view of nation-building which emphasizes self-reliance; Critics' opinions that the cost and terms of occupation in Iraq is much greater than U.S. President George W. Bush is claiming; Fear of a civil war or postwar bloodbath.


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