George W. Bush began the latest war in Iraq, and agreement to end it by the end of this year was reached in his second term. President Obama was against the war from the start and, when he made he declared that, true to his promise, troops would be out of Iraq by the end of the year, he did not say, "Mission accomplished." But there's bitter controversy over how the withdrawal will happen, how much of the US presence will remain and whether Prime Minister Maliki (photo) is presiding over a new democracy or another dictatorship.
As the US Withdraws Troops from Iraq, What Are We Leaving Behind?
- Yochi Dreazen - Foreign editor for Vox - @yochidreazen
- Max Boot - Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and columnist for the Washington Post - @MaxBoot
- Robin Wright - contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, and a joint fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center - @wrightr
- Eli Lake - Bloomberg View - @EliLake