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The bombing and shooting and dying isn't over. And political leaders are still talking about the necessity of success. But in high-level strategic circles, there is plenty of talk that America has already lost the war in Iraq.

Christopher J. Fettweis, a grand strategy guru at the US Naval War College, takes that as a given - American defeat. And when the whole country wakes up to that, he says, there is going to be hell to pay. An "Iraq syndrome" that could make America's post-Vietnam blues look like peanuts.

We don't wish it. But odds are, he says, it's coming.

This hour On Point: get ready for the post-Iraq world.


John Anderson, correspondent for the Washington Post in Baghdad.;
Christopher J. Fettweis, assistant professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College.

David Kennedy, historian at Stanford University.

This program aired on June 14, 2007.