Democrats demand troops out of Iraq by 2008

Is it in American national interests to leave Iraq next year?

  • No. It is against American vital interests.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rather no.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • American interests could be harmed but not seriously

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The withdrawal would be rather helpful.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes. USA needs an image of peacefull power.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters

George Bush faces the prospect of losing control over the conduct of the Iraq war, after Democrats yesterday threatened to cut off billions of dollars for troops unless he set a timetable for withdrawal.
In what was being seen in Washington as a bold new political strategy, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives are preparing to push through legislation that would demand all US combat troops leave Iraq by August 2008. To meet that deadline, the US, which has 140,000 troops there, with a further 21,500 being deployed, would have to begin withdrawal by next March. The only troops left after August would be to train the Iraqi army.
Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House, told a press conference that this was the first time the party had set "a date certain" for troop withdrawal. The proposal is risky: while polls suggest two-thirds of Americans are now opposed to the war, the party would be open to accusations from Mr Bush of denying funding to US troops still in the field. Republicans immediately accused the Democrats of telegraphing to the enemy a US intention to leave.
No matter what you personally think about Iraqi war answer a question please:

Is it in American national interests to leave Iraq next year?

Now image of USA as a peacefull force, a guardian of human rights and democracy is damaged. No doubt that the Democrats will try to restore a positive image of USA in the World (God help them).

But now, as a rule pres.Bush faces demonstration of this sort.

US President George W Bush has arrived in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, as a march in protest against his visit turned violent.
In Sao Paulo, some 10,000 people spilled out along one of the city's broadest avenues, in the heart of the financial district, banging drums, waving red flags and carrying banners reading "Bush Go Home".

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