Reagan's NSA Director: If We Stay, Iraq Will Only Get Worse
General Odom, Reagan's head of the National Security Agency, asserts that once we invaded Iraq we set in motion a group of forces that has taken us to a point of chaos, we can't change that by staying longer -- we can only make it worse. We essentially invaded for other people's interests, without understanding it. This in turn created a situation inside Iraq that's leading to a regime that will most likely be an Islamic Republic similar to Iran. Odom also states that the idea of a "War on Terrorism" is ridiculous, and diverting our attention to Iraq greatly undermined our defeat of al-Qaida. The best course of action we can take now is to get out of Iraq and build a coalition with our allies to oversee the region (video).