Iraq seeks sharp reduction in U.S. military role

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    updated 2:22 p.m. CT, Thurs., Jan. 24, 2008
    About damned time the Iraqis decided to step up to the plate.
     
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    Let's hope it works, and we can refocus on Afghanistan.
     
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    Wait? I thought we were trapped in a never ending civil war with no end ever in sight? That we had lost and were wasting our time, money and people?
     
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    Caught in it or not, they can have it after we leave. While I would not have invaded to begin with, we did, and we are responsible for ensuring a viable, self-sustaining government is in place when we leave. We do not however need to be fighting their civil war for them, nor caught up in it.

    We've laid the groundwork. If Iraqis cherish their newfound freedom, let THEM be willing to die for it.
     
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    The dems have been saying for 4 years we could never leave, that we had lost and there was no exit strategy. That Iraq would never take over security. Demanding a pull out. They wanted us out last year and before that the year before. It would seem the cry of defeat is simply not true.
     
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    What on earth are you talking about? John McCain just said we'd be there for 100 years.

    And what exit strategy are you talking about? There isn't any exit strategy. It's the Iraqis telling us to get out of their country... that isn't an exit strategy. That's a country telling us it doesn't want to be occupied.
     
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    They aren't telling anyone to get out. They're doing what they should be doing. Taking over their own security.
     
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    I suggest you reread the report. But you won't. you dems think any lie is acceptable to further your agenda. And we will be there for as long as Iraq allows us to maintain bases. This request does not ask us to leave at all. It simply scales back our involvement in combat operations.

    But do go ahead and twist it anyway you think you can get away with and remind us how we "lost".
     
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    You're projecting again...

    as for "losing", I'll reiterate... WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!?!?!?!

    Tell ya what... what's the exit plan? Come on... I'll wait.
     
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    The exit plan refers to Combat troops nimrod. And that is being discussed now. But hey play like the tool you are in regards this issue, we all know your clueless.
     

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