Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Help Me Understand

I don’t have a war blog, nor do I want one. However, I am confused. For those who believe we should leave Iraq

HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHY
We are where we are. In other words, even if you didn’t want us to get involved, we are now. So accepting that reality, what are we to do? Should we literally abandon our investment in the country and its people and leave as quickly as possible? What sense does that make (and we live in a real world, so your answer cannot possibly depend on “we didn’t ask to go in the first place” as this has already taken place).

HELP ME UNDERSTAND HOW

If we are to leave, how soon should we leave? Should it literally be tomorrow – as fast as we possibly can? Should we wait until Iraqis can handle their own security? Should we wait until they have a very solid military, political, and economic situation? Should we say, 6 months and then let the chips fall where they may?

I honestly don’t understand the people who feel that we should leave Iraq very soon.
HELP ME UNDERSTAND.