Tuesday, October 16, 2007

12 Army Captains: Bring back the draft, or leave Iraq ASAP

I have been asked some tough questions regarding my support for Ron Paul. The toughest of these is regarding the Iraq conflict. Ron Paul's "just come home" message sounds great, but people ask me, "How can we let the country fall into total chaos? What will happen when we leave?"

I don't have a good answer, because there is no good answer in Iraq. I can't promise them that Iraq will begin calmly moving towards order and functional government when we pull out.

The Real Iraq We Knew

Increasingly, military people have come out against the war. In this article from the Washington Post, 12 Army captains flatly state that we should get out now.

From the article:
U.S. forces, responsible for too many objectives and too much "battle space," are vulnerable targets. The sad inevitability of a protracted draw-down is further escalation of attacks -- on U.S. troops, civilian leaders and advisory teams. They would also no doubt get caught in the crossfire of the imminent Iraqi civil war.

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