Saturday, January 13, 2007
Iraq: Necon strategy or presidential swaggering?
TEHRAN – U.S. President George W. Bush was to unveil his plan for sending 20,000 more troops to Iraq on Wednesday. However, Charles A. Kupchan, an associate professor at Georgetown University, believes that sending more troops will not solve the United States’ problems in Iraq.... Asked whether the proposal for a troop surge comes from new neocons such as retired general Jack Keane and American Enterprise Institute scholar Frederick Kagan, he stated, “Although analysts like Kagan are pushing for an increase in troops, the plan to send more troops to Baghdad is coming not from neoconservative ambitions, but from an administration that is not yet ready to accept that its efforts to stabilize Iraq have failed.” (Tehran Times)