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1-14 11:35am Garland, U.S. war gains in Iraq

Jan 14, 2014|

U.S. war gains in Iraq are being threatened and in many cases lost. Are veterans’ sacrifices for nothing? Can anything be done to minimize or reverse the losses? What does this say about America's ability to fight future wars? Should we send troops back to Iraq? Garland speaks to Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University, Christopher Fettweis. He says “invading Iraq was a huge mistake.”

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Over the thing and about the Middle East again in a particular. Rock in it's ironic as we begin the show. Fox News reporting nineteen wounded or killed in Baghdad and civil war is raging mirrored its themes that it's going back to what it use to me before we go out there. And one of the articles are revelers -- reports one of the two talks today. This one. -- US allies like Israel and Saudi review. Could quickly be in -- in such an expanding conflict. Raising the possibility of a major war in the Middle East. With untold -- global talks in eventually. US military intervention. And you can Google. Marines thoughts. About what's happening here is one. Marine veteran took all of pollution of my -- bring home to the public what -- says he and many comrades who have long believed out of war. Lives wasted no report that also. -- was wounds over trillion dollars -- everyone back on -- that it was a responsible -- over there with no plan. And noted just -- all white. Across the Marine Corps officers are struggling. To respond to calls from wounded veterans parents Marines kill older and Anbar Province were most of this is going on. And recent events and pollution. Rising -- breed of in society. Rage and X among regions concerning. This state of what they fought so hard to gain. -- Turn to veteran CNV reporter exaggerate Anders from -- to a world what is the -- sure of we moved to Christopher. Federer was associate professor of political science. Generally university and an expert in the Middle East Christian group welcomed the shore -- call. Thank you sir thanks for every where and when I bring you dissidents. To lead to the possibility made war in the Middle East untold death. Global oil charts in eventually US military intervention. Set an exaggeration. Yes I think so. It's possible that the whole region could be square into orbit people have been saying this week you can be swept into -- war since I was in junior high and probably wait before that. We don't know what sets off bigger Middle East course and we should have seen some -- out these doomsday prophecies were correct it's possible. The Saudi Arabia -- -- -- sucked into worst possible that we some -- president makes a decision to go back in. Instinctively pretty unlikely it's probably going to be -- simmering. Civil war in Iraq some years of great and it's it's tragic but I don't know that much we can do. If if al-Qaeda. Doing so put -- -- polluter and or province. Is that a base poured in to export. What they do. No probably not maybe you regionally they may be able to train people regionally to do nefarious things and Syria Lebanon. It's not like a lot of people from -- going to be getting peace -- come over here to the United States they're not going to be able to set up the kind of camps that they had a -- -- and 4911. It's not the kind of threat that we ought to be worried about too much -- the -- in the same al-Qaeda. What more regional spoke out Qaeda -- that much more on the Sunnis and some interest in Iraq. It's children and show much interest and exporting much violence because quick and -- and when I was so worried about right there. One Bob report sort of government program -- -- you're and -- lawyers say is concerned about they think. Hundreds of people from the utilization from Europe going to collusion going to Syria being trained by the terrorist. Rid the direction to come back Coleman -- arrests. As far as federal -- I don't know how much of I don't know that report amateur how much the problem is. We've been learning about the ethnic Somali the Somali community the United States going to train some degree in Somalia. I generally think he's concerned there overwrought because terrorists don't need be training. And then their army between facility to all the al-Qaeda video teaching pro cinema department -- in the polls. But the kind of thing necessarily people need to be able to put it under eight people out of their underpants and all but a plane. It's not that I'm not convinced that bears need a lot training ground in the Palestinian there are certainly have that never a training ground and they don't -- -- safe haven. And how much of that is that. They can go vote -- most extreme but that's the same country that -- get over here I am I not convinced that a big concern either. The bigger -- believe that people that are -- well there are written to watch it on old. Professor peddlers -- is a prime example when always hoosiers dad to go when we come to the media and approved reviewed talk shows intrude TV news newspapers magazines blogs whatever. Of we've got a screen lover and scare you more to get to listen blocked three. So -- would try to do on this show or is when we read things like this. Global oil shock world war. We go to be experts to try to understand is this media. Exaggerating that because that's -- we keep the doors open. Or. Is this information we ought to all be concerned about. One thing I think is for sure of this from welcome back and have the professor about it. What happens. When the military minute Jeff and -- -- can be you know act. The military men and women the loss are alive and wounded and just -- horrors of war. Come back and watch what they bought pour in real time goal -- go to Jeffrey -- Dinka. Veteran marine you know of pollution Jennifer I appreciate it's called what are your thoughts. Don't know I just wanted to sit been listening to send an -- on the news. I'm seeing a lot of talk trauma so called experts doctors. Government officials are sort of a perspective from. Computing and delusional or Vermont you know six. Horse out those cities. A lot of guys -- we're or fighters not Iraqis themselves. And when we were able to communicate and start sitting down a few actual correct issues they welcomed with open arms. And -- reawakening. And you know import -- ramadi. And after we put a lot of that -- computer. Clearing holding securing at least and be able -- a lot of infrastructure destroyed. Once. And we were able future jobs and support they're. -- sorted out stand. Out a lot. The orange circles that were in their areas machine start work latest appetite just from my perspective from being on the ground and looking out. This is different. Completely mismanaged. Into the arms. Our place yeah and something as simple -- just. Fixing -- Infrastructure the ground level getting -- -- boat people -- jobs dignity is what they're saying it was in return. On anything born or insert a related in their particular neighborhoods. -- -- bloom bloom we Serwer appreciate what you've done. A bush we've backed it up at a pizzeria. I think we say that I'm not true we do good thanks for the call. Proposed Europa wise would. Expert John Middle East. That Tulane University. Professor lynch jurists say that end and I'd I'd just on the TV screens of violence in Egypt over the boat there. More dead to do in Baghdad let's say the oil lines could disrupt and I think rocks and number two Mel Indo. Oil supplies in the Middle -- And that causes. Any reason. Boris who moved back in. You -- any -- that not all the American people but the military. Would -- wanna go back into a situation. Where their -- over 4000 people. For fortunately nothing at that point. Right yeah I think you're right Natalie there's any way that you're gonna get any stomach in either in the the public the military leadership there's nobody wants to go back into Iraq now. We elect trying to go back and -- Vietnam late seventies nobody is being picked on apparently nobody. I had any interest in that it is the good news is. But I don't think this spill oil -- -- beat seriously disrupted oil flowed out of that region very smoothly when Iraq and Iran went to war for eight years. It was interrupted for -- wilder in the first vertical for them in a while it in the obviously the second one. It was the end it got back to normal in these are what can be rebuilt I don't think there's any reason why we're gonna have to go back in there -- better toward. You'll love I don't think it's real blood better talk to your lips moved -- Yeah I just think that the whole apocalypse started in 2003 when leader stage both took it apart so for the first round actually invade sovereign nation. Percent -- and terrible for you here the other states for their policies put to rest the world but that's part recent. That we had trouble getting coalition. All sorts then all I think. You know post on Wall Street chances. There were paying the price for Italian -- -- no doubt Saddam Hussein was a very bad guy but we're not. Are there. Can sightseeing in well. Well informed player and you replace the bachelor party created -- made the situation worst possibly. There as far as. But it -- or a feel for the clearly at the 4000 people that died in Iraq put it tends of thousands record debilitated beyond. Basically. All almost having any. Significant role for the -- -- largest part being able worker it stretched the truth tragedy. Church durable the partner that -- to support their families and our. Our country is astronomical will be lucky if we're not paying the bill for its war you know well and shoot you nervous -- probably 5060 years we are. -- do appreciate the call professor of final thought. Of -- -- to go into Iraq. Yeah oh absolutely I wish it was one of the tragic mistakes of our foreign policy we did we accomplish the impossible we made light which is terrible underside of saint. Worse for most people of Iraq in the heartbreaking thing is I don't think there's much we can do about it. Professor. -- good to have you on the show you -- -- -- -- time. -- --

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