Remembering William Odom For Saying It as He Saw It


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Lt. General and former National Security Agency Director William Odom once wrote this about the Iraq War:

The invasion of Iraq may well turn out to be the greatest strategic disaster in American history. In any event, the longer we stay, the worse it will be. Until that is understood, we will make no progress with our allies or in devising a promising alternative strategy.

Odom’s funeral service was held Monday at Arlington National Cemetery. I considered General Odom a friend — and he was a frequent reader of this blog.
Dan Froomkin has memorialized this important commentator on war, power and peace in an annotated bibliography of William Odom’s commentaries.
— Steve Clemons


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