Unsurprisingly, as Kevin Drum points out, the Iraqi people want us to leave and leave now and it is not by some slim majority. It is significant. (74% of Shiites and 91% of Sunnis want us to leave within a year (the number is 80% for Shiites in Baghdad). It is clear that they believe our presence destabilizes
That is the million dollar question after all. What is the overriding reason we should still be there or there at all? Can someone tell us what is so important to our national interest that we continue to occupy a country that not only hates us but murders our soldiers daily?
The reason no one can give you an answer other than some vague mumble about the central front on terror or fighting them over there so as not to fight them here is because there is none. It is quite simple. There is no good reason for us to be in
While we have soldiers in