Now that a majority of Iraqis favor a US pullout within a year
, what is our motivation to stay?
The majority of respondents to the University of Maryland poll said that "they would like the Iraqi government to ask for U.S.-led forces to be withdrawn from Iraq within a year or less," according to the survey's summary.
"Given four options, 37 percent take the position that they would like U.S.-led forces withdrawn 'within six months,' while another 34 percent opt for 'gradually withdraw(ing) U.S.-led forces according to a one-year timeline.'
I can understand the concerns of the Iraqi citizens. They see us as doing more harm than good, and there will come a time when we will be seen as the enemy by most - a country that will not leave a foreign land when the people of that land ask them to. If (when) that happens, the situation in Iraq will complete explode, leaving us in a much worse situation that we are now. Hopefully this will be the year that Americans wake up and truly support our troops by voting out some of the idiots that put us in this situation.
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