Is the War in Iraq Really Over?

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obama.jpgIn last night's speech from the Oval Office, President Obama said it's time to "turn the page" from Iraq to Afghanistan…and the economy, but 50,000 American troops remain in Iraq. Sectarian violence could break out again.  The President did not say "mission accomplished," so what comes next?  After seven years, at a cost of almost a trillion dollars, what has the US achieved? What do Iraqis think, and how does the US look now in the eyes of the rest of the world? Will President Obama be remembered for ending the war in Iraq or for sinking the country deeper into Afghanistan?

Credits

Guests:
Jonathan Broder - Newsweek - @Newsweek, Peter Feaver - Duke University - @ForeignPolicy, Ali Allawi - former Iraqi Minister of Trade, Defense and Finance, Allan Lichtman - American University; author of “The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present" - @AllanLichtman

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper