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Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?  
User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

They are voting. How long do we stay and then say, "your destiny is in your own hands"? I think no more than two years. How about a NATO equivelent? METO. Middle East Treaty Organization?


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User currently offlineStowAway From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 640 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

The answer is quite simple. You can't put a time line on this, yet. Plus, we will never be fully out of Iraq.




A monkey's ass always talks crap.
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 990 times:

I agree with Stowaway . . .

While I'd love to have every troops out of there and on the plane home on Monday morning, that's never going to happen. There will likely be some sort of American, or British, or "coalition" (please no crap about the coalition, it's an old agrument) troop there for a while. What ideally should happen, after this new government stabilizes is that the UN take over the mission . . . but only after the US has made good on its promises. Much as I think the UN is certainly near useless, monitoring things in the new Iraq would be their job.

There is no way to put a time line on this whole thing, simply not doable.


User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 989 times:

I am thinking more in terms that the Iraqe people realize that their destiny is in their own hands and that they do do not need help from outsiders, other than international commerce.


Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 988 times:

Even using your criteria in Reply #3, I still stand by my answer. It will be a while, and there is no discernible timeline.

I think it very advisable for the US and others that might maintain a presence there to defer to the Iraqi government on their wishes however. If, as has been promised, the Iraqi government order all foreign troops out of their land after these elections we need to leave. . . immediately. On the other hand, if they ask for our continued presence, we are obligated (because we started this) to stay there as long as necessary. How long is that? Who can tell.


User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 985 times:

We could always say no! I hope not. We all need friends.


Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 973 times:

I think the Stay is a Long Long one.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineVAMAN From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 955 times:

I recently was fortunate enough to talk with an Iraqi surgeon who risked his life to attend a medical conference in the U.S. He said it best. "Most people in Iraq want the troops to leave, but NOT until they finish what they started."

L


User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 932 times:

I think that we will probably be in Iraq for the rest of our lives, I dont think there will never be some type of US Military in Iraq

User currently offlineBravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 924 times:

I agree with Stowawat. We can't really predict when we can pull out. We have to wait and see when the violence slows down and they can support themselves.

User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 914 times:

I just saw a story on yahoo.com. It seems the Arab nations want to see the electorial process fail because they are not democratic governments. That is understandable since these countries are autocratic and the present heads of power would have to give up their dominence. This could turn out to be another Viet Nam.


Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 899 times:

We should stay until Iraq can support itself and when we're done cleaning up.


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