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Cuál es el mejor plan para Irak?

escrito por Luis I. Gómez 29 agosto, 2007

La "Atlantic Community" acaba de publicar un resumen de todos los planes que actualmente se discuten en USA sobre la peliaguda cuestión de Irak. Ttrabajo ímprobo el de estos chicos, pero que nos facilita la discusión a quienes seguimos el problema de lejos (porque estábamos cerca y nos ha sacado del mapa la talentosa paaaz zapateril) sin caer en maniqueísmos desinformados. Luego no me digan que en este blog no se barajan todas las posibilidades.

Otra cosa es que este exiliado voluntario que les escribe tenga su propia opinión. Y que esa opinión coincida mayormente con la de Daniel Byman y su plan (el plan número 5.) porque es la más integral y la que, a mi juicio, mejor recoge los intereses de los iraquíes en Irak y de occidente en la zona. En una cosa no acierta: al hablar de fragmentación dice que no es comparable al caso yugoslavo. Yo digo que sí. Les dejo con el resumen y este enlace al .pdf completo. Cual es su plan favorito? (Vean la versión completa aquí)

1. Iraq Study Group Withdrawal
This plan is based around recommendations from the Baker-Hamilton report of 2006. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have both adopted the plan, with minor variations. Republican presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul supported Senator Obama’s Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007, also based on the report.

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2. White House Surge
Most eloquently expressed by Max Boot in his statement to the House Armed Services Committee. Supported by the Bush administration and Republican presidential candidates Rudolph Giuliani, John McCain, and Mitt Romney.

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3. O’Hanlon Soft Partition
Devised by Michael E. O’Hanlon from the Brookings Institute, and supported by Democratic presidential candidate Joseph Biden. Also supported by Republican candidate Sam Brownback, with the notable exception that for strategic reasons he does not favor a fixed and public timetable for withdrawal.

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4. Conetta Multilateralism
Proposed by Carl Conetta of the Project on Defense Alternatives. Although elements overlap with some presidential strategies, it has not been taken up as a whole by any candidate.

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5. Byman Containment
Stand-alone plan from Daniel Byman at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown. Byman testified in front of the House Armed Services Subcommittee as part of hearings on a “Third Way” in Iraq.

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6. Edwards Withdrawal
Unique plan from Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards’ strategy draws upon various sources, but combines them in a way that is different enough to constitute a singular approach.

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He llegado vía Atlantic Review