Our troops are withdrawing during a time in which many in our nation feel broken and down trodden. Welcome home, Iraqi troops. We missed you and we love you.
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The U.S. may be leaving Iraq, but we should not be abandoning the Iraqi people. Particularly those who have put their lives on the line to rebuild their country in peace.
It's not all about Iraq. It is about America's interests around the globe and the costs and benefits of pursuing different strategies.
Whether it is 16 months or 19 months or 23 months, whether the residual force is 10,000 or 50,000 troops, the president's new plan will create a surge of new veterans coming home in 2009 and 2010. We need to be ready.
If President Obama does continue to draw down, we will be more secure, and our military will now have a chance to repair the damage done to it by the previous administration.
If Iraq remains or becomes even more stable in 2010, then Obama will almost surely draw down troops even more quickly than he's currently announcing.
We cannot abandon Iraq's minority groups -- most importantly, the Kurds -- to the tender mercies of those who have systematically oppressed them in the past.
Senator Obama's plan to leave troop elements behind would have conditions: the Iraqis would have to politically reconcile and end sectarianism. McCain's is to continue on the current path.
Last July, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said U.S. troops should be out of Iraq "as soon as possible" and endorsed Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) w...
As Reuters reported earlier today, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki has voiced his support for Obama's withdrawal plan. Needless to say, such support is...
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