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Get Troops Out of Iraq by 2007, Expert Says

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Get Troops Out of Iraq by 2007, Expert Says

Get Troops Out of Iraq by 2007, Expert Says

Get Troops Out of Iraq by 2007, Expert Says

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We conclude our week of discussions about what the U.S. should do about Iraq. Melissa Block talks with William Polk, co-author of Out of Iraq: A Practical Plan for Withdrawal Now.

Along with former Sen. George McGovern, Polk has written a plan for taking American forces out of Iraq. He proposes starting withdrawal this year, and completing it by mid-2007. Polk says there is no chance for a U.S. victory in Iraq, but if the troops are withdrawn, the insurgency will die down.

Polk has worked for the State Department, taught at both Harvard University and the University of Chicago, and is also the author of a book titled "Understanding Iraq," which was published last year.