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America first revealed the rift / a way for troops to leave

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?

Submitted by An American citizen (United States), Feb 7, 2006 at 09:12

It is interesting that European countries are starting to see some problems with a people who have intolerant customs. I wonder if these countries should start exporting these people back to their home countries if they do not adhere to the customs of their host country. Currently, unbeknown to the public, America has stopped accepting Visa applications from people with Middle Eastern background. They are not even letting innocent Iraqis who have helped the troops go into America for hiding. I feel bad for them. Iraqis didn't deserve that fate, but they are living in a country with too much hatred and violence. I see now our President didn't see that in his strategy for rebuilding Iraq. He thought it was going to be like Kosovo and Eastern Europe where after their strife either in war or poverty could come out and prosper better under the democratic and economic model.

The Middle East has a different factor. They adhere too much into their religion. They do not want to separate politics with their clerics. Christian clerics have for long lost their role in politics. Our leaders hardly ever listen to what the pastors say and for that matter the people. Just look at the riots. The people didn't know about the Danish cartoons until the Islamic clerics incited their anger towards the west. It was probably an anger that they have long repressed ever since the Iraq war.

That's why I feel, the American troops are no longer wanted in Iraq. They need to leave Iraq. I supported the Afghan war since it had a lot of internal support, but not the Iraq war. Thus, I have come up with one last solution for the troops to go home with honor (as the president is so insistent about).

"Let the people of Iraq decide." The people of Iraq should be allowed to make one final vote where they say, America needs to go home and out of Iraq. This is the democracy that President Bush wanted. So, let it be done that way.

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