knochel Wrote:
Jan 18, 2013 1:52 PM
What are the differences in stability in Japan and Germany vs. Iraq? We stayed in those countries. Our very existence as a country based on Judeo Christian ethics, will necessarily cause groups like Al Qaeda to target the US. These people only understand force, so our best course of action would have been to maintain based in Iraq from which we could project force. Unfortunately, our opportunity in Iraq has passed, and with it, the ability to more directly influence the surrounding region.