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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

US Troops Leave Iraq | US Looks To China

US Troops Leave Iraq | US Looks To China

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  1. Seeded by Gideon Polya

    Professor Hugh White (professor of strategic studies at ANU and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute): "Barack Obama explained when he visited last month how America is today turning its back on its mistakes in Iraq and Afghanistan and pivoting instead to Asia. Here America is launching a new military initiative to confront and contain China. Our leaders are eagerly agreeing to join in, just as their predecessors did nine years ago over Iraq. Like them, our leaders and their advisers today are only too happy to assume that Washington knows best. Like them, they can hardly imagine saying no. But there is a difference. When our mistakes go bad in Iraq or Afghanistan we can simply give up and come home, as we have done. If we make the same mistakes this time, here in Asia, we will live with the consequences for a very long time."