Iraq and abuses by the country’s army and police, revealed in
leaked wartime documents, shows the government may be unable to
provide the security needed for the U.S. to leave, analysts
The revelations contradict claims by the Obama
administration that the country is prepared for the U.S.
military to leave at the end of next year, said Ilan Berman,
vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council in
“We’ve staked our claim for withdrawal on the Iraqi
security forces being capable of standing up as we stand down,”
Berman said in a telephone interview today. “We really need to
impose” better governance first, he said.