On the Record
What Does America Owe Iraq?
As Congress and the Bush Administration begin an all-out debate on whether and when to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq, senior fellow William Galston and nonresident senior fellow Akbar Ahmed joins Univeristy of Chicago Divinity School’s Jean Bethke Elshtain for a discussion on America’s moral obligations to the Iraqi people. What does America owe Iraq?
Bob Abernethy (Host): Bill Galston, let’s begin with you. What do you think is the top moral obligation that this country has to the Iraqi people?
William Galston: First and foremost, to do the right thing for those tens of thousands of Iraqis who have cooperated closely with us and who will be at risk as we begin to draw down our forces.