posted on Apr, 28 2006 @ 02:52 AM
The US has no obligation in Iraq, military options have been expended and failed, in the aftermath of a US pull-out there will be some friction
between militia controled areas of the country, possibly civil war, but no big deal, civil wars happen, it will be no big-deal, Lebanon went on that
way for 15 years, it didn't make a difference to the world.
This 'oil' you say you gained is irrelevant, the northern oil fields are shut down and output is still below what it was even when sanctions were
imposed by the SC..and this oil hasn't stopped prices from getting higher and higher in the US. Oil is just a commodity-too much is made of it.
As for Iraq being a 'strategic position' - nonsense..US forces in Iraq are exposed to Iranian missiles and the coalition mission is dependent on
Gulf shipping, which is also under threat by Iran, US hands are tied in dealing with Irans nuclear program because they are in Iraq and can not launch
strikes from their Navy for fear of Iranian reprisals on US shipping in the Gulf to re-supply their mess in Iraq and on US bases in Iraq.
The insurgency only gets worse and can never be defeated because it enjoys support from Iraqis who want their country independent again.