Troops Are Gone but Iraq War Is Not ‘Over’
December 20, 2011
Commentary by: Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq
“While Americans have been welcoming the ‘end’ of the war in Iraq over the past few days, a political crisis of serious proportions has been unfolding in Baghdad.
The fragile governing coalition that has teetered between dysfunction and collapse for the past year appears to be splintering, strained by personality clashes, governance disagreements and sectarian rivalries coming to a head.”