Argument: Claims that disaster would follow withdrawal are made by discredited advocates of invasion
- Robert Dreyfuss. "Apocalypse Not". Washington Monthly. March, 2007 - "The Bush administration famously based its argument for invading Iraq on best-case assumptions: that we would be greeted as liberators; that a capable democratic government would quickly emerge; that our military presence would be modest and temporary; and that Iraqi oil revenues would pay for everything. All these assumptions, of course, turned out to be wrong.
- Now, many of the same people who pushed for the invasion are arguing for escalating our military involvement based on a worst-case assumption: that if America leaves quickly, the Apocalypse will follow."