Lt. General Odom: "What’s Wrong With Cutting and Running?"

In an interview with DemocracyNOW former director of the National Security Agency under President Reagan, Lt. General William Odom, said the following about Iraq,

“The invasion of Iraq I believe will turn out to be the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history.”

When asked about the idea of cutting and running from Iraq Odom said,

“I’m trying to think like a strategist, and in war, as well as in politics and diplomacy, one has to know when to withdraw and when to attack. This was a misguided act and it requires a strategic division and moral confidence to turn it around.”

Odom recently penned an article for Anitwar.com entitled “What’s Wrong With Cutting and Running?” in which he takes on all of the conventional wisdom surrounding the war in Iraq. To watch or listen to the interview choose your poison from the options below.

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