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Does lull in Iraq violence mean U.S. troops can come home?

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posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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Does lull in Iraq violence mean U.S. troops can come home?


www.mcclatchydc.com

After weeks of relative calm, two questions are being asked in war-torn Iraq and in the United States:

Will it last? And when can American forces start coming home?

It's increasingly reasonable to assume that Iraq's security environment will continue to improve — slowly, maybe at the margins and with the chance that things could go south fast.

Generals and politicians avoid responding directly to questions about troop withdrawals because an answer would determine whether America stays here indefinitely as an occupier or leaves in a way yet to be decided.
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posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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An interesting question, when will we leave and what constitutes success? Has violence been reduced to a level that would make our departure feasible and who should make this decision.

Another article from about days ago relates to this story quite well and makes the case for our withdrawal sooner rather than later.

"Majority Of Iraqi Legislators Call For Timetable For US Withdrawal"



In a letter to Congress, dovetailing with yesterday's testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, thirty-one Iraqi legislators, representing a majority of the Iraq Parliament, have expressed "widespread disapproval of the proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement if it does not include a specific timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. military troops."


Such a demand makes sense seeing as how we have made such gains in reducing violence in the region. The Iraqis seem to think the time has come for us to make a commitment to respecting their sovereignty, the question is will we?

This highlights once again the BS the Bush administration spews. The call for our commitment to leaving the country comes at the same time Bush is trying to force on Iraq our unlimited presence and power within the country.

There is nothing left in our actions, only in our shallow words, that we are in Iraq as 'liberators' the fact that we are occupiers has become increasingly clear.

www.mcclatchydc.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 8-6-2008 by Animal]



posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 10:59 AM
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We should declare victory and bug out!

If we start dropping our numbers then the insurgents will have less targets there for they would most likely stop their aggression

The US could bow out gracefully
save face
OIL?
We just do what we always have BUY it let the market decide prices and then we can get back to what the US does best

make money!



posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 11:02 AM
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not until november if bush doesnt cancel the election if he does then their staying there for a long time or when bush can read books the right way up whichever comes 1st



posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 01:28 PM
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Agreed
If we stay then we will have to sit on them until things calm down.
We did the same thing in Japan and Germany not to mention Soul

www.youtube.com...


[edit on 8-6-2008 by SLAYER69]




 
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