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Iraq Officialy Wants US Out - What Do We Do?

I saw an article today that I just have to comment on.  It seems that the Iraqi government is officially demanding for a timetable for withdrawing US troops.  So what do we do at this point?  The current administration has been very adamant that timetables are wrong and will only encourage insurgents, that the government is still to weak to protect itself.  Now it's not just the Democrats but the Iraqi government that's disagreeing.  What do we do?One option is to ignore them.  We are trying to keep the country stable and a withdrawal of US troops could be catastrophic.  It could spark a civil war that kills thousands.  Do we want to be responsible for such slaughter?  For the good of the country, don't our troops need to stay until the job is done?The other option is to submit to their demands.  Are they independent or a US vassal?  Shouldn't they be allowed to determine their own fate?  The government of Iraq was elected by the people of Iraq and, as representatives …