8 MORE YEAR IN IRAQ? LEAVING IRAQ TOO SOON? We should never had been there in the first place. RRWE rhetoric is that we need to remain 8 more years to train Iraqis to be able to defend themselves permanently as a democracy? We cannot afford the lives lost or the cost of 8 more years and even them no guarantee of a lasting democracy. We are leaving 150 troops to train Iraqis but why cant those already train, train others? We leave the largest embassy in the area. Do we need an embassy in Iraq that incites terrorist attacks because of our presence? Thousands of U.S. contractors. Who pays them? Iraq war is not over because our troops are leaving. It will never be over because that is what the middle east countries thrive on. War.