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Would a U.S. Withdrawal Help Al Qaeda In Iraq?

Complete video at: Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi, former Minister of Finance for the Iraqi Transitional Government, speculates on the effects of a U.S. withdrawal on Al-Qaeda operations in Iraq. ----- "The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace" with Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi. The U.S. effort in Iraq is at a critical turning point, as Congress attempts to set a timetable for withdrawing American forces while the administration increases troop levels in Iraq. Meanwhile, casualties continue to mount. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear an insider's viewpoint on the road ahead in Iraq, from a leading official of the Iraqi government. Allawi spent three decades in opposition to Saddam's regime, living abroad and teaching at Oxford University. He returned to his homeland in 2003 to serve as minister of trade, minister of defense and minister of finance in the post-Saddam Iraqi governments. In January 2007, Allawi authored a key article in the London Independent newspaper, laying out a blueprint for peace in Iraq. He knows intimately the key figures and factors shaping the situation in Iraq. -- Commonwealth Club of California
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