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Success in Iraq

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Submitted by stranchan (India), May 26, 2012 at 02:38

After so many years of Iraq in the news and US troops involved in the rebuilding and protection of Iraqi citizens it is unclear what the American people in the end think of the expenditure of blood and treasure and whether it is now considered a success or failure in their eyes and minds. Other than the anti-Bush crowd, are regular Americans satisfied with the outcome of the operation? And what impact is their perception having on the opinions about what is happening in Afghanistan? Obviously US relations with Pakistan are on the continuing decline as they have jailed the doctor who helped to catch Bin Laden and are not cooperating with security measures between the countries.

On the other hand, I wonder what the American people think about the drone attacks that are approved by Obama and why this is not more extensively discussed in the American news channels, which tend to run with every story that might be controversial.

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