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Reader comment on item: Does Rumsfeld Favor Getting U.S. Troops out of Iraqi Inhabited Areas?

Submitted by jennifer Solis (United States), Aug 25, 2007 at 14:00

Dear Mr. Pipes,

Thank you for an amazing website. I'm more and more interested in your idea of removing our forces to the deserts and borders. However after reading numerous articles by you on the related subject, I've yet to hear any comment of yours regarding a possible increase of violence once we remove from patrolling the streets of Iraq's cities.

QRF status that Rumsfeld mentions; in your opinion, could the existing forces handle the possible anarchy? Also, would Amercans be able to stomach it? Perhaps the Americans that think we're in a "quagmire" would welcome any change in the war. International opinion is another matter, and one we shouldn't be (in my opinion) concerned with at this point, if we are to win the war.

Again, thank you for this interesting and very informative site. -JS

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Daniel Pipes replies:

You write: "I've yet to hear any comment of yours regarding a possible increase of violence once we remove from patrolling the streets of Iraq's cities."

But I did write an article addressing this issue, at Civil War in Iraq?

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