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The Iraqi people would be sending their government, and themselves, a powerful message

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in response to reader comment: Not that simple

Submitted by Jason (United States), May 8, 2006 at 11:36

Pat, one of the problems right now is that everybody is unsure of what is going on, or where the people stand. In your 60/40 scenario, 60% of the population would be telling the government that it has their support. It would be a way for the people to let each other now that those who want change are actually the majority. This would give them the strength to continue to deal with the present problems. It would also (hopefully) give the government enough confidence to actually attack the terrorists.

I agree, the success or failure of such a vote, and its aftermath, depends on the Iraqi people. My point is that we put them, and the issue of US troops, to the test. Again, either way, we win.


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