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Subject: Debate (2/7) Iraq: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?

The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation

An Immediate Iraq withdrawal & its alternatives

General William E. Odom
Professor Yale University
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Co-Author: America's Inadvertent Empire


Peter Brookes
Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs, Heritage Foundation
Author: A Devil's Triangle: Terrorism, WMD and Rogue States

Gideon Rose
Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs

As the third anniversary of the Iraq invasion approaches, support for the War ? and the President's handling of it ? has fallen
precipitously. The President has partially reversed the decline by admitting execution "mistakes," but a majority of the public believes
the war itself was a mistake. However, the public is not convinced that immediate withdrawal is the answer and the Iraqi constitution
and elections have given many hope that Iraq's fragile democracy will flourish if given sufficient aid and stability. How will the
insurgents and Iraqi people react to a withdrawal? How much more strain can our military and our treasury handle? What do we owe the
Iraqi people?

February 7th, 2006
6:30 P.M. Prompt
(Free and open to the public - Reception to follow)

The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
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(Corner of 34th Street & 5th Avenue)

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