U.S. troops are leaving Iraq by year’s end! Some good news at last from Iraq. While there has been a lot of criticism about this move, in the end it is the right thing to do. The Iraqis DO NOT WANT US THERE! In the end, their country belongs to them and it’s high time we got out of the way and let them get on with the job of building the country they want, not necessarily the one the U.S. government wants.
If the United States is to live up to the standards we espouse around the world, we cannot impede the will of the people in other countries. If Arab spring has taught us anything, people will make changes when they get fed up enough, without our help.
So congratulations Iraq, and good luck!