Former Defense Secretary Panetta: I “Really, Really Thought” We Should Keep Some US Troops in Iraq (Video)
Former Obama Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta told CBS News that some U.S. troops should have remained in Iraq. Panetta spoke with Scott Pelley in a segment that aired Friday.
Scott Pelley: Were you confident in that moment that pulling out was the right thing to do?
Leon Panetta: No, I wasn’t. I really, I really thought that it was important for us to maintain a presence in Iraq.
But, Barack Obama overruled Panetta and withdrew all troops from Iraq in 2012 – one of the biggest foreign policy errors in US history.
Via Special Report: