How would you get us out of Iraq?

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    OK, everyone for the most part is in agreement that we should have gone in and taken Saddam out. We have "freed" the Iraqi people and done away with the evil government that ruled the people.

    Let's here everyone's ideas on getting our troops OUT of there before it becomes more of a quaqmire than it already is.

    Does anyone think that if we just pulled out tomorrow, they would resort back to a Saddam-like dictatorship by next month?

    Would the various religious/political factions revert to a perpetual civil war until one side or the other won out?
     
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    we shouldn't be pulling out of iraq anytime soon. we need even more troops in iraq to rid it of its insurgency and the AQ cell floating in. We also need to be doing more to swing the iraqi populace over to helping us instead of waiting for us to help them.
     
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    i think if we do pull out too soon there will be someone just like shithead taking over sooner or later.
     
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    Not an easy one. Though i don't think it's the quagmire that people think it is. Right now we are trying to rebuild their country. that means building schools, supplying electricity, water, and other basic needs. These construction efforts are going on, on a daily basis though we don't get to hear much about. Our media would rather just focus on death.

    These efforts our being hampered however due to attacks despite the fact that most Iraqui's do want us their.

    There is no quick fix or get out ASAP plan as there shouldn't be. What we need to do is come up with an effective way to stop these attacks so we can get some real work done for these people.

    For now i think we should have more troops in Iraq. As for pulling out "if" we ever get a handle on the attacks. We would probably keep rotating divisions in and out. We will need to work with this countr for some time before they can manage on their own

    P.S. In short I agree (amazingly) with DK 100%
     
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    I agree with DK, but I think one might consider wether we need more troops or more police, MP, and fire fighters there.
     
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    Get out of Iraq? I don't know how we'll ever manage. The pile of rose petals is so heavy, it appears we're snowed under for the time being. But I sure am glad we got in there to create the fluorishing, Western-style democracy that Iraq is today.
     
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    The way to get our troops out of Iraq the quickest would be to allow a stable and secure Iraqi coalition take power. If we just walked out now or to soon the country would fall into a religiuos civil war involving not only the Shites, but also the Kurds, the Turks, The Iranians, and the Saudies. It would be a great big mess and in the end we would have to go right back in. So it is in our best intrest to stay until stabiltiy is achieved. With police and security forces dieing by the hundreds now is not the time to leave. the situation will probally be good about next year(as long as bush stays in office, otherwise I couldn't tell you when the whole Iraq, Afganistan situation would be over);)
     
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    On the same page. The terrorists have become ineffective against us troops, so now they turn in force against innocent unarmed and unarmored civilians :mad: The apologists were saying we should be heavily protecting our troops, saying the terrorists were making a mistake when they previously hit civilian targets( in denial of the history of terrorism). They were totally wrong in that calculation. Terrorists do not discriminate, and when they can, they avoid military confrontation. Hi kcmcdonald, nice to have you here :)

    I'm curious, what does anyone think of Al-Hurrah?
     
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    "I'm curious, what does anyone think of Al-Hurrah?" (quote
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    "Bush said that to cut through the barriers of hateful propaganda "the Voice of America and other broadcast services are expanding their programming in Arabic and Persian and soon, a new television service will begin providing reliable news and information across the region."

    The president was referring to al-Hurrah, -- the free, in Arabic -- a U.S.-financed television channel that will broadcast news and information to the Middle East from its studios in suburban Virginia, outside Washington."

    That's all I know about it. If it's in suburban Virginia, outside Washington, you can bet it's sponsor has only 3 initials.
     

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