Saturday, April 14, 2007

Iraqi objections to troop withdrawals

It's worth bearing in mind the fact that the Iraqis don't, on the whole, want to see allied troops prematurely withdrawn from Iraq:

Iraq's ambassador to the United States appeared at a Washington think tank Friday and echoed U.S. President Bush's pleas for the war-weary United States to give Iraqi leaders more time before withdrawing troops, while the Iraqi government's spokesman did the same during a news briefing at the White House.

Iraqi Ambassador Samir Sumaida'ie said that after the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime, Iraqis "were looking forward to a better future and were hoping the Americans would help them put their country together and build their institutions."

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