Post-invasion Iraq / Iraqis should vote on troop pullout

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Position: Iraqis should vote on troop pullout

This position addresses the topic Post-invasion Iraq.


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Quotes-start.png "Polling suggests that they want us to go. But polling absent consequences is a form of protest. With accountability, minds may change and appreciation for the U.S. presence might grow. If Iraqis voted "stay," we'd have a mandate to do what's necessary to win, and our ideals would be reaffirmed. If they voted "go," our values would also be reaffirmed, and we could leave with honor." Quotes-end.png
From Iraq Was a Worthy Mistake, by Jonah Goldberg (Los Angeles Times, October 19, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Yet if the remaining rationale for our presence in Iraq hinges on our commitment to democracy there, what possible excuse can we have for not letting the Iraqis make the ultimate choice about our occupation? If a solid majority throughout the country wants us out, then we can leave knowing that we are not deserting a people eager for our presence." Quotes-end.png
From When Should the U.S. Withdraw? Ask the Iraqis., by Scott Turow (The Wall Street Journal, November 30, 2006) (view)

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