If the US can leave...

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    "...Any time it wants...", what are our troops still doing there?

    In <a href=http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003789951_iraq15.html>a statement on Saturday</a>, Nouri al-Maliki said, "...Iraqi forces are capable and American troops can leave 'any time they want.' "

    This when Bush has repeatedly stated "We’re not leaving so long as I’m the president." The premise here being that our forces will remain in Iraq until Bush can dump the problem in someone else's lap. But that's been Bush's M.O. for most of his adult life...Make a mess and let someone else clean it up.

    So, why are our troops still there? Bush can bring them home "any time" he likes, so why isn't he doing so?
     
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    We are staying because the president and Cheney wants is to stay. It is for Halliburton contracts. It is for us to have easy access to oil in that region. We are staying so that the Republican Party can pay back contributions from defense contractors. It is also a campaign strategy for 2008 if Bush can carry the war on to Election Day. It is probably for various other reasons too.
     
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    If the US can leave...
    "...Any time it wants...", what are our troops still doing there?



    There's no reason to stay there in force, if the Iraqis are ready to keep the peace. We should begin redeploying.
     
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    He is wrong, we leave, and he gets his throat slit.

    Sad but true.
     
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    I’d like to borrow your crystal ball. No one can predict the future. Anyway, apparently he is willing to take that risk.
     
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    Wow. Quite a stretch, even for you, Bully. al-Maliki makes a comment yesterday and you're wondering why all US troops haven't been pulled out of Iraq by today?

    Maybe this belongs in humor ....:eusa_think:
     
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    Actually he has the backing of Muktada al-Sadr. If there are any throats to be slit, it won't be his.
     
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    fair enough, but that doesnt mean i have to agree with him does it :rofl:

     
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    he does, I didnt know that :eusa_think:

    Iraq is like a 1,000 pound man, there are no easy solutions

     

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