National leaders decide whether to pursue war or peace based on their perceived interests, and those perceptions can change with public attitudes. As happened during the Korean and Vietnam wars, public disenchantment with mounting humanand especially economiccosts is the most likely reason that U.S. leaders would withdraw troops from Iraq.
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