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US troops 'constant spark of irritation' in Iraq
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:28PM
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Vice Chair of the Institute for Policy Studies Saul Landau says keeping U.S. troops in Iraq would lead to "a constant spark of irritation for the people who just don't want invaders."


Landau told Press TV's U.S. Desk on Wednesday that the U.S. presence in Iraq "is a permanent irritant as it would be in any country when you have a foreign occupying army. So the best thing the United States can do is just get out and get out quickly."


Landau said, "When you send in a massive technologically superior army and wipe out the institutions that held this country together, you are going to create a disintegration."


The Senior Fellow at Institute for Policy Studies stressed that continued disintegration would take away the country's integrity. 


Landau also told the U.S. Desk that Washington should admit that it made a mistake in attacking Iraq.


According to Landau, "The U.S. occupation or invasion of Iraq began with two lies. One that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction which the U.S. president knew he did not have" and the second one was "that he had ties to al-Qaeda which were also dubious."



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