Blackbird1331
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Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:47 am

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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RE: Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:54 am

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

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RE: Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:12 am

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.
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RE: Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:18 am

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.
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RE: Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:22 am

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.
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RE: Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:28 am

We could always say no! I hope not. We all need friends.
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RE: Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:15 pm

I think the Stay is a Long Long one.
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RE: Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:49 pm

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."

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RE: Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:40 am

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
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RE: Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:13 am

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.
 
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RE: Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:12 am

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.
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RE: Iraq/How Long Should We Stay?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:03 pm

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