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Iraqis say 'wrong time' for US withdrawal: poll
AFP ^ | 24 August 2010

Posted on 08/24/2010 8:30:32 AM PDT by george76

A majority of Iraqis believe it was the wrong time for a major withdrawal of US combat troops, a poll said on Tuesday, with more than half also warning that it would have negative consequences.

When asked if it was the right time for American soldiers to leave -- the US military earlier confirmed troop numbers in Iraq had fallen under 50,000 for the first time -- 59.8 percent said no, compared to 39.5 percent who said yes.

51 percent said the withdrawal would have a negative effect, compared to 25.8 percent who said it would be positive.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqis; waronterror

1 posted on 08/24/2010 8:30:34 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

C YA BY


2 posted on 08/24/2010 8:31:28 AM PDT by edcoil (Truth's commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed.)
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To: george76

You mean they want infidels on their soil?


3 posted on 08/24/2010 8:33:06 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: george76

Here’s a thought for the Iraqis, own your own damn country. Stop taking $$ from Iran, stop turning a blind eye to evil and make it so that AQ fears you more than they fear the US....

A few beheaded and gutted bodies from AQ members or collaborators would send the right message.


4 posted on 08/24/2010 8:33:20 AM PDT by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: george76

The One doesn’t care what Iraqi small people think anymore than he cares what American small people think. He knows best, and if that means more Iraqis die...well, he won.


5 posted on 08/24/2010 8:34:12 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Iraqis say ‘wrong time’ for US withdrawal: poll”

Don’t worry, in 30 minutes they will change their minds again.


6 posted on 08/24/2010 8:35:06 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: george76

Sorry but at some point the child must stand, or fall, on their own. We cannot babysit forever.


7 posted on 08/24/2010 8:38:07 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: george76
I always get a chuckle at poll questions like this.

Say, for example, I was "Achmed the Roadside Bomb Maker." All these years I have been selling my goods and services premised on the idea they would make the hated Americans leave Iraq. Now they are actually leaving, and I suddenly wake up and say, "Uh Oh -- I am about to be unemployed." So, how do I answer this question when the Pollster comes around to my cave?

It reminds me of the FOX News poll about three months after Obongo took office. It asked whether his performance so far "had met your expectations." I think I would have had to answer that question "yes."

8 posted on 08/24/2010 8:41:39 AM PDT by blau993 (Fight Gerbil Swarming)
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To: george76

Take it up with President Obeeline.


9 posted on 08/24/2010 8:43:08 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: All

We’ve given them a fighting chance to have a real Republic. We have sacrificed more than our share of good American boys.

Now let them hammer it out. I think the islamo facist ideology of Islam will win out in the end anyway.

Hope they prove me wrong.


10 posted on 08/24/2010 8:44:31 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (A loud band of PaulBots, Isolationists, Protectionists, 911Inside Jobnuts, 3rdParty Loud Irrelevants)
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To: george76

That’s so typical of muslims.

Monday: “Get off our soil, filthy infidel!!!”
Tuesday: “Hey, where are you going?? You can’t leave yet!!!”


11 posted on 08/24/2010 8:45:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: george76

When we’re there, they say go; when we leave they say stay. Good riddance Iraqi ingrates.


12 posted on 08/24/2010 8:46:43 AM PDT by kevao
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To: george76

You have a Republic, if you can keep it.


13 posted on 08/24/2010 8:47:41 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: george76
I would remind everyone that:

1. WWII ended in Europe in 1945 - and we have maintained combat troops there for the past 65 years and peace has been maintained.

2. WWII ended in the Pacific in 1945 - and we have maintained combat troops in Japan and Twain for 65 years keeping the peace.

3. The Korean War ended in 1953 - and we have maintained combat troops in South Korea for 53 years keeping the peace.

All of this to the betterment of the areas affected and of our own nation.

In 2010 we pull combat troops out of Iraq. Is peace possible without them??

14 posted on 08/24/2010 8:47:41 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: george76

Iran will continue to take up the slack. Worry not, Iraqis! But I would brush up on my Farsi in the meantime along with becoming conversant in some 12th Imam ideology just to get along with the new zoo keepers.


15 posted on 08/24/2010 8:51:22 AM PDT by metalcor
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To: george76
We've seen this movie before:


16 posted on 08/24/2010 8:54:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jack Hydrazine

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I’m going to keep my keyboard shut on this one. Spent 4 hours talking to a 27 year old Marine sarg last night.
Still processing the broken heart.


17 posted on 08/24/2010 8:55:29 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: rbmillerjr

Maybe they just don’t want a republic?


18 posted on 08/24/2010 8:55:29 AM PDT by stuartcr (Nancy Pelosi-Super MILF.................................Moron I'd Like to Forget)
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To: MNJohnnie

It’s pretty sad when a country of people are afraid to be left to themselves.


19 posted on 08/24/2010 8:57:52 AM PDT by stumptalker
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To: george76

It is time to get the hell out of there.
They are all terrorist. Everyone in the building was a terrorist.


20 posted on 08/24/2010 9:02:53 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No....they want the US to do what they refuse to do for themselves and they want our money. Has anyone noticed that every time our country had even talked about pulling our troops out, attacks increased?


21 posted on 08/24/2010 9:07:30 AM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: george76

Aren’t these the same jamokes that were demanding we leave a couple of years ago?


22 posted on 08/24/2010 9:23:14 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: george76; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


23 posted on 08/24/2010 10:04:37 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: george76

Cut and run.


24 posted on 08/24/2010 10:05:39 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: george76
Is Imam Obama a shiite or sunni?
25 posted on 08/24/2010 10:42:57 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: elpadre
I've heard this argument before, and it has some merit. That said, there are some big differences between those cases and anything in Ragheadistan.

In Europe, there was a shared system of heritage, values and religion.

In Japan, there was an united ethnic population, with a strong tradition of central government and submission to authority.

In Korea, we had no choice. There was only a truce, not a peace treaty. Plus, South Korea's capital city was less than a day's march from the DMZ. And, for all of these reasons, we had a government and population totally behind us.

I don't mean to suggest the withdrawal is correct. I have mixed views on that subject. I mean only to point out that these historic references are poor precedent in terms of predicting any result.

26 posted on 08/24/2010 7:38:32 PM PDT by blau993 (Fight Gerbil Swarming)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

How about a referendum? Then we’d know for sure. And we should have one too.

Thanks george76.


27 posted on 08/28/2010 5:21:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: george76; SunkenCiv
Got a case of popcorn ready.

Let the comedy begin

28 posted on 08/28/2010 5:38:21 AM PDT by bigheadfred (apoplectic purple)
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To: george76; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; FARS; Islaminaction; kristinn; F15Eagle; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
From what I've been hearing, there is no widely recognized Iraqi government in place, and the pro-Iranian party is making waves about the results of the last election there. There are concerns about a pro-Iranian coup and even an Iranian incursion. With Iran on the verge of a nuclear weapons capability, this does not bode well for the entire Middle East.
29 posted on 08/28/2010 8:12:09 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: ScottinVA

Exactly. Screw ‘em. I hope their cities burn.


30 posted on 08/28/2010 8:17:33 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: george76
Hate to say it.....we can stay there forever but it will never overcome the reality that the Iraqi's themselves will one day need to stand-up for their freedom.....

Unfortunately, that day has come....if you really want it....you will have it....it means sacrifice....and blood....but freedom is never free.

I'm no Obama supporter, but our troops did their job....now it is time for the Iraqi's to do theirs....
31 posted on 08/28/2010 8:20:45 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Those infidels have nifty military hardware and battle experience, and big hearts, and no interest in any one faction screwing everyone else over. So yeah.


32 posted on 08/28/2010 4:03:10 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: MNJohnnie; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

I’m shocked but I think I have to agree....with you. :o


33 posted on 08/31/2010 11:16:27 AM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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To: Impy

;-)


34 posted on 08/31/2010 3:28:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson)
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