Morning will still come with or without the crowing of the cock.

Filed in Current affairs, McCain, Obama by on February 28, 2009 0 Comments

President Obama announced that the U.S. combat troops are to be pulled out of Iraq by August 31, 2010, 19 months after he took office. During his campaign he promised to withdraw the U.S. troops from Iraq in 16 months. Some critics in his own party think that the withdrawal should be earlier . Some Republicans who seem to oppose anything coming from the White House think that the U.S. should stay longer. Surprisingly, support came from John McCain, even though during the presidential elections he said that he was fine if the U.S. troops stayed 100 years in Iraq.

One thing is certain, the withdrawal of the U.S. combat troops could unleash sectarian bloodshed. But should the U.S. combat troops become hostages of a sectarian war? This war, invented by George W. Bush and Tony Blair, is a wrong war that created a big controversy in America and England. Both countries have thrown enormous amounts of money in a country where almost the majority of the country hates the aggressors. What Obama has announced is the beginning of the end of the war in Iraq.

From Bush’s view, this mission was God’s will. However, honestly, in a bad economic time like this, America cannot afford to throw away billions of dollars for a wrong cause and a wrong war. It is time to pull the U.S. troops out of this hostile environment. No matter what model of democracy America would like to see in Iraq, Iraqis are not Americans. Iraqis must find a way to resolve their division without the Americans. As the Hutu of Burundi say, “Morning will still come with or without the crowing of the cock.”


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