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Wouldn't this be the fourth vote?

Reader comment on item: Hugging Iraq's Leaders
in response to reader comment: The Iraqi people would be sending their government, and themselves, a powerful message

Submitted by Pat (United States), May 8, 2006 at 16:32


The Iraqi people sent the world and themselves a message with their three trips to the polls. The problem is some of their own countrymen refuse to accept the results. It's reasonable to assume that Iraqis who don't want us there will not accept a "yes" vote, no matter how many people want it. A referendum benefits only the US and that's only if we're asked to leave. That's because then we and our allies go out with heads held high. If they ask us to stay, then nothing changes where we're concerned. We'll continue to do what we can but, when push comes to shove, nothing will change for the Iraqi people until they themselves decide to take on the insurgents and, if necessary, kill them without remorse. The US couldn't take such a step without our military and civilian leaders ending up in The Hague. They could end up there, anyway. Such is the world we live in.


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