American troops have been in Iraq for several years now. Although the defeat of Saddam and the Iraq military was relatively
stabilization of the country in the aftermath has been anything but easy. Thousands of American troops have died, and Iraqi
civilians continue to get caught in terrorist and cross-cultural attacks on a daily basis. The U.S. continues to progress in
to help the Iraqis become politically and militarily self-sufficient, but most Democrats and much of the American public has
lost patience for what they perceive as a never-ending task that offers costs too high to bear. So the questions remains,
does the U.S. cut its losses and withdraw now, or should it stay and try to complete an extremely difficult task which may
take years or decades?