Our¬† successful, if not a little questionable and not to mention widely¬† perceived to be illegal, toppling of Saddam Hussein and liberation of¬† Iraq in 2003 were followed by a spectacularly unsuccessful, and much¬† more questionable, attempt at finding Weapons of Mass Destruction in¬† Iraq. Following the euphoric celebrations of freeing a country from¬† an oppressive dictatorship, more than seven years later, we are still¬† deeply mired in Iraq.
With¬† over 650 billion spent since then, our 50,000 remaining troops there¬† is still massively taxing our ailing economy, and despite several¬† assurances, withdrawal of our forces from there is still not a¬† feasible option, as the young democracy of Iraq is still dependent on¬† us to maintain a semblance of order in the country. A sudden¬† departure by our troops will create a vacuum that will quickly be¬† filled with militias and more worryingly, the Al-Qaeda. An exit¬† strategy is needed badly, and the candidate with a credible¬† withdrawal plan can expect to score some massive plus points with the¬† American public.
‚ÄĘ Once the region is under control and the government is stable a withdrawal should begin.
‚ÄĘ If we are to grow as a race then we need to put aside these petty differences and grow up. There is more to this world then you alone. You need to think as a race not as a person. That‚Äôs race as in Human Race. The race is better off working together, even if the people don't like each other. It‚Äôs called maintaining the peace. We can only be peaceful world if we work together at it, not separately.
‚ÄĘ My question is, why are we fighting their war?