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Reader comment on item: Let Iraqis run Iraq

Submitted by michael rosenbaum (United States), Oct 20, 2003 at 20:49

...Daniel, it is not clear to me exactly what course of action you are advocating. If you are saying: that we should get out of Iraq sooner rather than later; and move our troops out of the hostile population centers where they are easy targets; and give the Iraqis even more responsiblility for local security while American troops secure and destroy the weapons stores and go after the pockets of resistance and infiltrators; then I say great. But, to go from here to there still takes some time. I assume that you are not advocating that we leave Iraq en toto a la Barak's retreat from Lebanon? If not, what is it that you are advocating? Give me more details. What are the phases to your plan?

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