WHEN Should the United States Military Forces Pull-OUT of IRAQ?

Philippines
May 29, 2007 5:36am CST
a) Yesterday. b) Now. c) Next Year. d) Three More Years. e) Five More Years. f) Longer than Five Years. h) Stuck. Too Late to Pull-out
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@ParaTed2k (22591)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
29 May 07
None of the above. War should never be fought on a timeline or on the calendar. The terrorists are willing to fight for generations... we seem ready to give in after just a few years.
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@shestalou (293)
• Canada
29 May 07
Now, tell me something are the terrorists Iraqi citizens because it seems to me they are the ones being shot and killed.
• Canada
30 May 07
http://mindprod.com/politics/iraqbodycounts.html, here is a link to all the info, unfortunately during war we all suffer, soldiers and civilians.
• United States
30 May 07
My feeling is we need to leave when the Iraqi govenment asks us to, but we must also be mindful of our own country and ensure they don't take too long. As I see it, this is the only way to "save face" as if we are aksed to leave by the Iraqi government and it all goes to hell once we do, its not our responsibility.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
29 May 07
Stuck too late to pull out. Now this doesn't mean that we don't have to stay there. We broke Iraq. We could have chose the easy way of putting the country back. Of course we chose the hard way to put it back together. We can choose two options: we can stay and stick it out, and hopefully some how Iraq can find a way to form a democracy. Or we can abandon them, leave them devices, and maybe they can form their own government on their own. We did it back in 1776. They could do it, if they wanted to.
• United States
29 May 07
f. Longer than five years. We may scale down our troops a bit (Bush has already determined that he will probably lower the troop levels by 50,000 in 2008.) I heard that historically speaking, most insurgencies actually FAIL--- but it usually takes longer than 10 years. We can be successful, if we are willing to stick in there for a longer period of time. If we pull out leaving conditions as they are, then our enemies will know that it takes about five years for America to leave. They will also realize that we will be much more unwilling to use any ground force anywhere in the world, so they will be emboldened. If we stay in there as long as need be, the insurgency will eventually fail, and Iraqis will finally get an unprecedented amount of freedom and security. Our enemies will be more hesitant to provoke us, because they know that we will finish the job. A pull-out must happen only after a full victory is attained.
@kyle930 (763)
• United States
29 May 07
We should have never gone in in the first place. Now it is somewhat our responsibility to help them because we messed up their country. If we leave now it will destroy their country. We should slowly remove them a little at a time so the Iraqi people have to take some responsibility and we can get out.
@lpipe0240 (1161)
• United States
29 May 07
A) Yesterday. It is past time for the Iraq to take charge of their own country. Plus we need to take care of ourselves and use our tax dollars at home.