- Released August 31, 2005
The Iraq Quagmire: The Mounting Costs of War and the Case for Bringing Home the Troops
By Phyllis Bennis and Erik Leaver
The Mounting Costs of War and the Case for Bringing Home the Troops
We believe that our plan to bring the troops home and internationalize the peace offers the best chance of ending the war and helping to repay our huge debt to the people of Iraq and to our returning soldiers, themselves made victims of this war. But we also understand that whatever the plan, it must be based on knowledge.
Knowledge of the staggering costs in lives, in money, in human rights, and so much more of this illegal war. Knowledge that this war has made all of us—the U.S., Iraqis, and the rest of the world—less safe. It is time to share the information, to open the debate and to work towards the common ground that will be required to bring the troops home and internationalize the peace.