By Howard Zinn • The Progressive • January 2005
We must withdraw our military from Iraq, the sooner the better. The reason is simple: Our presence there is a disaster for the American people and an even bigger disaster for the Iraqi people. It is a strange logic to declare, as so many in Washington and in the major media do, that it was wrong for us to invade Iraq, but right for us to remain.
A recent New York Times editorial sums up the situation accurately: “Some 21 months after the American invasion, United States military forces remain essentially alone in battling what seems to be a growing insurgency, with no clear prospect of decisive success any time in the foreseeable future.”