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It doesn't sound like the Iraqi's are ready for all foreigners to leave just yet.

 

 

 

 

Iraq says pullout will lead to violence Fri Nov 25,10:00 AM ET

 

 

 

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari urged Japan on Friday to keep its troops in southern Iraq, saying an early pullout of coalition forces would lead to more violence by insurgents.

 

Zebari said his war-torn country had made progress on improving security, but added it faced a crucial period ahead of the December 15 parliamentary election.

 

"The difficult part has gone in my view. We're very close to reaching a more stable form of government and of security," Zebari told a news conference following a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

 

"Now, any premature withdrawal will send the wrong message to the terrorists, to the opposition ... that this coalition is fracturing and running, that their policies and strategies of undermining this process is winning."

 

He said he could not give a time frame for when the coalition forces would be able to leave Iraq, but added that it would be at least months after the new Iraqi government was formed.

 

U.S. defense officials said this week that the Pentagon planned to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, currently 155,000, to about 138,000 after next month's election. This could be reduced further to about 100,000 next summer if conditions allowed.

 

Zebari said Koizumi was aware of the need for the international community to remain committed to Iraq, and added he believed Tokyo would decide in the next "few days or few weeks" on whether to extend the mandate of its troops deployed in Iraq.

 

Koizumi later told reporters Tokyo would consider what steps it could take to help out the Iraqi people, but did not say whether it would keep its military.

 

"I would like to continue to think about what kind of aid Japan can provide for Iraq's country-building," Koizumi said.

 

Japan has sent some 550 ground troops to Samawa in southern Iraq to provide humanitarian and reconstruction aid, but the mission expires on December 14.

 

While the troops do not take part in operations to maintain security, the deployment is the country's first significant overseas military mission since World War Two.

 

The dispatch, first approved in 2003, won praise from Washington, but is opposed by the majority of Japanese. In a Mainichi newspaper poll published in October, 77 percent of those surveyed said they were opposed to an extension.

 

The Asahi newspaper reported this month that Japan was considering withdrawing its troops from Iraq starting from the first half of next year and completing the process by September.

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2005 Reuters Limited.

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You Liberal idiots did that in Vietnam. After we left and the funding was cut by the idiot democrats, North Vietnam Invaded killing 2 million South Vietnamese civilians, 2 millian Cambodian civilians, 750,000 ARVN troops sent to re-education camps, half died there. 100,000 drowned boat people...you suppose they were heading for North Vietnam?

 

Not a one.

 

Vietnam would be childs play compared to the result if we left iraq and deserted them like we did in vietnam.

 

That is what we did Desert the Vietnamese, and look what has happened because of it.

 

The world thinks apply a little pressure and the Left wing liberal idiots and we will cut and run, and they are right, the left would, they are gutless #### and a disgrace to America because of their past history of pacifism. History proves Pacifism never works.

 

I thank god every day 90% of the troops and winners in this country are Conservative.

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Originally posted by CatPride

If we leave now, that fragile government will be overthrown and the same thugs that ruled before will rule again.

That's why most of the liberals want us to pull out . . . failure in Iraq is the ONLY way they can declare victory. They could care less about democracy and freedom for the Iraqi people or the sacrifices Americans have made to make it happen . . . liberals want President Bush to fail so badly they would sell their souls to the devil to make him look like a failure! It's pathetic! :w00t::whistle::w00t:
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Originally posted by ronleonard

You Liberal idiots did that in Vietnam. After we left and the funding was cut by the idiot democrats, North Vietnam Invaded killing 2 million South Vietnamese civilians, 2 millian Cambodian civilians, 750,000 ARVN troops sent to re-education camps, half died there. 100,000 drowned boat people...you suppose they were heading for North Vietnam?

 

Not a one.

 

Vietnam would be childs play compared to the result if we left iraq and deserted them like we did in vietnam.

 

That is what we did Desert the Vietnamese, and look what has happened because of it.

 

The world thinks apply a little pressure and the Left wing liberal idiots and we will cut and run, and they are right, the left would, they are gutless #### and a disgrace to America because of their past history of pacifism. History proves Pacifism never works.

 

I thank god every day 90% of the troops and winners in this country are Conservative.

 

 

Great post.

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Originally posted by sppunk
Originally posted by ronleonard

I thank god every day 90% of the troops and winners in this country are Conservative.

I thank God every day that's not true.

 

I suppose you can show that it's not true. The vast majority of the military votes Republican every election. Why do you think that Gore wanted their votes thrown out in 2000 in the REAL attempt to steal the election???

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Originally posted by Colmesneilfan1

 

This is how the liberals really feel on this matter. Life doesn't matter to them. You can see that by their stance on abortion.

Funny ... only Democrats were in favor of the Bosnian mission, the Rwanda mission, the Somalia mission, et al.

 

Stopping genocide is great. Delaying civil war is not. Iraq will become three nations again, which it should be and used to be.

 

A unified country is impossible - the Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis have never and will never leave peacefully together. Much like Israelites and Palestinians.

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Originally posted by sppunk

only Democrats were in favor of the Bosnian mission, the Rwanda mission, the Somalia mission, et al.

 

 

Funny that the only time that democrats will support a war is when there are NO national interests involved and it is a politically correct one supported by the rest of the world. The mission in Iraq is in our national interests. However, since the leftists around the world do not support it and it is not a politically correct one, then the democrats don't think it's worth fighting. They will be proven wrong by history.

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