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Untangling the United States from Iraq36:19
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photoAmericans keep dying in Iraq. Soldiers long to return home. President Bush once talked about a quick ouster. But the fighting drags on as U.S. tolerance for war casualties wears thin. The army is struggling to hand over power in a country still in shambles.

U.S. soldiers have a long, down-in-the-trenches battle ahead in Iraq, said Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich in a provocative Los Angeles Times editorial. The United States is enmeshed in a guerilla war that it can win, but the war will drag on for months, and maybe even years.

Guests:

Felicity Barringer, Chief United Nations reporter for the New York Times

Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations at Boston University, author of "American Empire: Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy"

Max Singer, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, co-author of "The Real World Order: Zones of Peace, Zones of Turmoil"

This program aired on July 22, 2003.

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