We've withdrawn most combat forces, but the Iraqi government has requested we keep a presence there. The troops we have there are mostly military advisers and trainers (although they still face hostile fire at times.) They are there to help the Iraqi army, NOT to advise the government what to do. We have diplomats for that. It's not a function of the military. As long as the government there feels we can help their military better defend their country, I think we should stay.
---Donna66 on 2/2/11|
Now we know it was a mistake to go there, fine
But we are asked what to do NOW
We, as people who don't really know what is best for Iraq, dont know how to help them
But I think it is better to take TROOPS out, and just give then counsellors to help sort themselves out
Personal view, you can disagree if you want, I accept that!
---Peter on 2/1/11|
Amen Darrick! I agree with you 100%!
---Mary on 2/1/11|
Although I dont understand the whole reason we went to war with Iraq, I do think we should bring our troops home and leave them to run their on country. We destroyed their city's and now we are helping rebuild them. I say leave it them to do what they want. We should'nt give them any more money, or supply's
---Darrick on 1/30/11|
Absolutely and immediately!!! The statement, "If you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas" holds true among nations as well as among individuals.
---mima on 1/24/08|
The question should be if we should have been there in the first place. but I would have to agree with many people, if we pulled out now the country would go into a civil war and it would negate any and all work that has been done there. If we thought that Hussain was bad what could come would be much worse.
---Jared on 4/29/07|
No. The civil war would be far worse.The 2 sides are split and both want the other dead to gain control. Leaving now would mean certain detruction of that country. Those who feel sorry for the few civilians killed now would feel a lot worse to see thousands a day masacered.
---john on 4/29/07|
Casey,I agree with you. It doesn't matter if you or I or anybody was in favor of the war. We ARE at war now. Of course we want our boys home! But the consequences of premature withdrawal would not only spell disaster for Iraq and it's fledgling new gov't. It would encourage all terrorists (and terrorist nations like Korea and Iran) to attack us on our own soil with, potentially, even more loss of American lives.
---Donna2277 on 6/28/06|
I said at the time that the invasion of Iraq was a mistake and would not be in America's best interests.
And as we now know, we were lied to by the Decider.
---Jack on 6/23/06|
Yes, Leave NOW. I want my kid HOME. Please pray for peace and for our troops.
---sue on 6/10/06|
The funny thing about society, every 10 years of peace or so and we forget how terrible war is. I don't always know where I stand politically, but one thing I do know, I am SICK of turning on the news every day and hearing how many people died yesterday in Iraq. As sick as I am though, I recognize that the U.S. has a commitment there now. We would be creating a very negative image of ourselves in the world if we pulled out now and left the country in shambles.
---Casey on 6/9/06|
If we are TRULY one nation under God, we would have believed what Jesus said. Those who live life by the sword, perish by the sword. NO WAR!!! NOT NOW. NOT EVER. I wouldn't want my son fighting with other people's demons. We wrestle NOT against flesh and blood, but against spirits and principalities. We should and prayed and God would have rained fire and brimstone like He did on Sodom and Gomorrah, HELLO? WHAT HAPPENED TO "IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY.
Moderator - It is the job of the civil governments to declare wars as needed.
---Donna9759 on 6/9/06|
If I remember correctly I was one of the few Christians on here who opposed this war at it's inception.
Not only our resources are being wasted but our young men and women.
What now, I think the USA has a burden to bear, don't you?
---Pharisee on 6/8/06|