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Submitted by Michael Powell (United States), May 15, 2003 at 15:09

"I worry about an intifada. I worry about a rising up against American troops if they're there too long and I worry about anarchy if we leave too soon."

Definitely true there. Expecting a government to just rise out of the sand ain't gonna happen, and anarchy would be the result of that. However there will be a revolution in Iraq in the next few decades. Whether a truly legitimate government would come out of that, I do not know, but the Iraqis did revolt against their British occupiers, and if the same kind of resentment is there, then I can guarantee that they will want the Americans to leave.
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