Ezekiel Emanuel On Untangling Iraq

Emanuel Ezekiel: I also think that we are gonna look back on these years of the Iraq war as a huge national mistake. Now we have had leaders who have brought us into it; but the fact of the matter is that the country ended up endorsing the Iraq invasion. Now it was bad information and all that. But we agreed and we re-elected the president on it. And I think we are going to pay a price for 20, 30, 40 . . . a whole generation. It took us what . . . 40 years to get out of the Vietnam syndrome? It’s gonna take us 40 years to rebuild the military, get out of the Iraq syndrome. And maybe at the end of those 40 years we’ll have won back the world’s good will. A terrible tragedy.

Recorded on: 7/5/07


It will take us another forty years to get over the Iraq syndrome.

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The Sarco assisted suicide pod
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