by user Mcs81986
Even before President Bush called for the invasion in , Obama said Saddam Hussein was not an imminent threat to . He said an invasion into would lead to occupation of without knowing when it would end, an unknown cost of money and lives, and consequences we could not foresee.
He was right. Four years later, we are still there. We don’t know when we will leave, but we can tell it won’t be anytime soon.
He was right. Four years later, we have paid billions of dollars for the mess we have created. We have paid with thousands of lives and sadly still counting, for the mess we have created.
He was right. Four years later, is more of a mess than ever before. We were supposed to be welcomed with open arms, but now most Iraqis feel there is justification to attack and murder Americans on their soil.
Obama would like a troop reduction in with a timeframe for a phased withdrawal. He would like the Iraqi government to take control and form a political solution. He would like the to fix and provide services that are essential to Iraqis’ well-being. He would like the neighboring nations to have a part in the stability of the Iraqi nation.
He is right. We need to remove our troops from the dangers that they face; the danger of a plan that is not going to work; the danger of a plan that puts troops in harms way for a fleeting reason. We need a gradual withdrawal and as we leave, Iraqis must take our posts. They must take control of their country; to be autonomous from outside occupation.
He is right. We need to construct quality training stations and police stations for the Iraqis to work. We cannot have the corruption that has been present amongst some of the hired contractors, with poor workmanship resulting in more money for them to fix what they have done.
He is right. We need other nations to aid their Iraqi neighbors. It is not in their best interest for an unstable nation in their region. It is not in their best interest for there to be warring factions in a neighbor. Stability promotes prosperity, which is the ultimate goal in and we cannot do this alone.