Well around 1300 Iraqis got fired yesterday for being ineffective at battling other Iraqis. USA must pull out of Iraq now.
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Joplo on April 14, 2008 ·
Martin, it’d be interesting to hear your post-US withdrawal plans for Iraq. Do you expect things will settle down that easily? Getting in was a dreadful idea in my opinion, but I doubt getting out quickly will sort things out..
Chris Falter on April 14, 2008 ·
Getting in was a big mistake – running away now an leaving all the mess behind would even be a bigger mistake. But dont ask me what should be done instead. I see the US in a “loose – loose situation” at the moment – not only concerning Iraq !
killy on April 15, 2008 ·
It is normal to fire soldiers if they refuse to fight, they are paid for that.
Every army will do the same.
After you like or dislike the idea of having soldiers…. each of us make our own choice 😉
Francesco on April 20, 2008 ·
Most of the critics to the option of leaving Iraq now points to the lack of a reasonable plan to maintain Iraq in a stable situation. To me this explanation seems like the case of the mother that never lets his teenager son free cause she can’t control exactly how the son will go through this freedom. The result is paralysis and the killing of even the remote possibility for an happy evolution.
US should declare unilaterally that it’s leaving Iraq in 12 months and call all Iraq forces and the international community to build up the next phase of the country. It’s risky, but maintaining 150000 soldiers in a foreign country mainly hostile to US is a condition that hinders any positive evolution of the situation. Iraq today is not Germany post-war. You can’t ask to Iraq citizens to consider US troops as allied. They are enemies coming from a superpower to control a country rich in petrol. Should you think differently as an Iraq?
Of course McCain and probably even Obama won’t take this risk. They are elected by US citizens who don’t have a clue of what is IRAQ and they are under the threat of being considered losers, something Americans abhor. Who’s loosing, as always, are the poor, the dirty and the disgraced, the millions of IRAQ who first had to stand up the Saddam Hussein dictatorship and that now are growing up in a invaded country with a bleak vision of its own future.
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Dan on April 14, 2008 ·
Sounds so much like the Chinese in Tibet to me.