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What should the US do now about Iraq?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by mazzz, Dec 6, 2005.

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What should the U.S. do now about Iraq?

  1. TROOPS OUT NOW!!!

    13 vote(s)
    21.0%
  2. Lets wait until the end of 2006, if no progress has been made then pull out.

    13 vote(s)
    21.0%
  3. STAY THE COURSE, stay AS LONG AS IT TAKES!

    36 vote(s)
    58.1%
  1. mazzz

    mazzz Emperor

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    Poll:

    1. TROOPS OUT NOW!!!
    2. Lets wait until the end of 2006, if no progress has been made then pull out.
    3. STAY THE COURSE, stay AS LONG AS IT TAKES!
     
  2. Stevenpfo

    Stevenpfo Emperor

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    Not American.

    I hate that war but you don't make a mess and not clean it up.
     
  3. ybbor

    ybbor Will not change his avata

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    I sense a distinct lack of poll options...
     
  4. mazzz

    mazzz Emperor

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    I have the far left, centerist, and far right options
    lol, do you want to add?
    1. wait 6 months
    2. wait 1 years
    3. wait 2 years
    4. never leave

    i felt have "troops out now", the "wait a year and see", and "stay the course" was best
     
  5. Royal

    Royal Warlord

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    I want them to stay there until the job is done
     
  6. storealex

    storealex In service of peace

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    Pull them out slowly, while more and more jobs are being given to the growing Iraqi army.
     
  7. Kayak

    Kayak Partisan

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    How about "It depends"?

    IMO outright timetables bad, measurable objectives good.
     
  8. Rhymes

    Rhymes Drive 4 25 is back

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    i was against the wwar, but i think that once your in you stay in until the end, even if the end takes a freaking while.
     
  9. Royal

    Royal Warlord

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    See what happened in Vietnam? ;)
     
  10. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    We made that mess and it's our responsibility to clean it back up as best as we can.
     
  11. Gogf

    Gogf Indescribable

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    I would say you have a far-left, a left, and a centrist option. Not many people think we should pull out before the job is done, as you can tell from the poll results.
     
  12. Kayak

    Kayak Partisan

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    All the kings horses and all the king's men...

    It might be too much to expect in any time frame.
     
  13. SomethingWitty

    SomethingWitty Prince

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    Stay the course.

    Peace with honor.

    There's light at the end of the tunnel.

    If we pull out now, all of the other countries in the region will fall like dominoes to communism.
     
  14. Speedo

    Speedo Esse Quam Videri

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    Leave now. All that can be done has been done. The only people now capable of making Iraq a stable country are the Iraqis.
     
  15. Kayak

    Kayak Partisan

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    But what happens if they cannot? That is the question.
     
  16. mazzz

    mazzz Emperor

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    well i see people like Cindy Sheehan (pull out now) as the far left

    most of the American people according to scientific polls (significant troop withdraws by mid to late 2006) as center

    and President Bush/loyal republicans (Stay the course)
     
  17. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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  18. Sanaz

    Sanaz Gorilla Joe

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    Put in a replacement for Hussein, and leave. A secular dictator who does not side with Iran was probably the best option for the region, from a US perspective. It's why the US backed him for all those years.

    Since Bush, Cheney, and Rummy all think staying is a good idea, it should be clear that it is a very bad idea, right?
     
  19. taper

    taper Meet Tux

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    It's going to take a long time before Iraq is stable and totally self policed. Don't kid yourself, we'll be there for years. There's a good chance we'll build at least one permanment base there also, just like we did in Japan and Germany after WWII.
     
  20. kronic

    kronic Deity

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    It makes no sense to pull out now. And I'm certainly a left winger. ;)
     

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