The Case for Staying in Iraq
Against The Current vol. 122

Baldock, Kate
Date Written:  2006-05-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2006
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13247

I don't support an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, because I think it would probably make an already bad situation much worse. Of course, there's no guarantee that continuing the occupation will succeed in allowing some form of stability to take hold—particularly if our military forces simply "stay the course" of brutality evidenced in Fallujah, Abu Ghraib, and the training of Iraqi death squads. However, I believe it offers the best chance for the chaotic forces now at work in Iraq to settle, over time, into some type of a coherent nation.

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