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After redeployment, what?

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Submitted by Robert Cohan (United States), Jul 24, 2007 at 13:21

Pipes suggest pulling US forces out of the cities and basing them in the desert. What would their role be at that point. If they were to be removed from being in the center of the fight between the Shia, Sunnis, et al, what purpose would they serve? If you move them to the desert to get them out of harm's way, you might as well bring them home. All that does is free the warring parties to concentrate on each other. Tribal rivalries have pervaded Iraq from its inception. They will continue until one of them prevails.

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