Lecture 5-10-2007

Lecture 5-10-2007 - Political Science Lecture 5/10/2007...

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Political Science Lecture 5/10/2007 Iraq War Funding Democratic Proposal: Appropriations for two additional months Bush: Rejects it, ok with benchmarks GOP: Need progress by September for Bush’s sake When Should We Intervene? Defining U.S. Security Interests Preventing Genocide (Rwanda, Bosnia) Moral vs. Utilitarian calculations Foreign Policy and Democratic values How Are We Doing In Iraq? Justification for war: WMDs (oops) Connection to Terrorism Regional democratization/liberalization Defiance of UN resolutions Primary Justification was the threat of WMDs Post-war mistakes Numbers of Troops “De-Baathification” Rebuilding Process Harder than the administration thought Inadequate security/stability Costs-hundreds of billions Public vs. Private Authority (Prison Abuse Role of the U.N. Perspectives
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O’Hanlon and Phillips Both agree that Iraqis must take more responsibility for security Reliability and skill of domestic police/security forces
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