Bring the troops home

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Author(s) Maxine Waters
Source USA Today
Date December 13, 2007
Quotes-start.png "Ultimately, our military presence might be making the situation worse, as Iraqi political leaders hide behind our troops and refuse to make compromises necessary for peace. In fact, the very things that President Bush credits with helping reduce violence — the surge in U.S. troops in Baghdad, the arming of former Sunni insurgents and the cease-fire called by radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr — inflame sectarian tensions and obstruct political compromise in Iraq." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Coalition troops should pull out on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.