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Time to withdraw the troops

Posted: July 13, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 13, 2014 2:00 a.m.

I believe that we need to withdraw troops in Iraq now. It is a mistake for any troops to be there, and they are there in great peril.

We have about 800 soldiers there now to protect Americans. All Americans need to get out of Iraq now.

Soldiers deployed in Iraq need to assist with the evacuation of all Americans. It is only a matter of time before the state of Iraq becomes part of the caliphate known as the State of Islam.

The United States of America spent more than $25 million training the Iraqi Army. This army so far has only lost ground to soldiers of the State of Islam.

Prior to the State of Islam being declared, Iraqi soldiers threw down their weapons and ran. When they were captured, they were summarily executed.

As always, wars are won in the will. The Iraqi army does not have the courage to put up a fight.

Their adversaries have the will to win; they are well-equipped and well-financed.

It is more than probable that factions that are part of Iraq now will make deals to safeguard their people and property with the leadership of the State of Islam.

Even if Iraq gets technically superior weapons from Russia or Iran, it will still lose in the end. The Iraqi army does not have the will to win.

The Iraqi people are not happy with the government in Baghdad. The newly declared State of Islam has the potential to win the hearts and minds of the people.

Bring our soldiers home!



ricketzz: Posted: July 13, 2014 10:06 a.m.

There is no Iraq. There is a Baghdad which we have blessed with a $20 billion embassy compound. Are you suggesting we give up the Green Zone?

Nitesho: Posted: July 13, 2014 11:08 a.m.

Yea. Because the last time we didn't secure an embassy worked out so well....

itzreality: Posted: July 13, 2014 1:09 p.m.

The time has come that we stop policing the world and worry about America! Take all this money that we are throwing away and start taking care of Americans! We have vets with lousy medical care, vets that are homeless,folks who cannot make ends meet that are also homesless. Others that cannot make ends meet do not have enough to survive, yet we have billions to spend overseas.
Charity begins at home and our elected officals have lost touch with the American people and reality! Time we demanded that we come first! Our educational system has gone to hell, yet we spend billions for education overseas!
Let's vote out all these self-rightous no good elected officals and get folks in that will take care of us first!!!

dnstern2: Posted: July 13, 2014 3:38 p.m.

We must stop trying to be the world's policeman. We must secure out borders. Iraq (Baghdad)will fall as soon as the Russians get done delivering jet fighters. When countries cn no longer secure their borders they fall. Yes I believe that America can fall. Becuase we have people in Washington DC that don't understand America exists outside the Washington DC Beltway.

Dana L. Stern Sr.

louie: Posted: July 14, 2014 1:10 p.m.

I'm sorry Dana but your post demonstrates blatant ignorance of what ISIS actually is. Imagine the nastiest SOB you can think of then multiply it by a million. These guys are out to eliminate all Shia Muslims, these guys are so bad that even Al-Qaeda cut ties with them because of their brutality. ISIS extremists are not the good guys who have come to "win the hearts and minds of the people". They are the next radical Muslim group, hell bent on destroying fellow Muslims, Christians, and Jews. I do agree that America needs to stay out of it, but on the flip side if we do nothing then we leave the door open for Iran and Russia to come in and save the day, furthering their influence in the region and setting up more potential members of Putin's Eurasian Union. This is a lose lose situation for the U.S. because 1: our people don't want to go back to war with a terrorist org. and 2. if we do nothing we lose any influence we have in the region.

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