Forces in Iraq

Should HM Forces leave Iraq?

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#1
Is it now time for HM Forces to pull out of Iraq and let their own government get on with running their Country, or do we still have an important part to play?

My opinion is that most of the attacks we hear about are directed at coalition forces, if we got the hell out of there, what would their reason for attack be then?

I know that certain sections of the muslim communities are not happy with the elected prime minister, but THEIR country has spoken, they will have to wait for the next election.

We have completed what we set out to do in Iraq, taken Saddam out of power and insured that the country is run democraticly.

I say we should now pull out, its not too long a flight should an emergency arise in Iraq!!
 
#2
mmmmmmmmmmmm .. been a couple of times now!

How about a third Poll option.....not until they can ensure their own Security?

As soon as they can lets feckin 'Wacky Race' it out!
 
#5
The country is not stable enough yet, half the iraqi police force are as bent as a nine bob note, u still have the terroist groups tryin to bomb us everyday (they don't mention everythin in the news lets just say). If we were to leave now u'd just get extremest groups fightin it out to get controll, iraq is not going to go away as soon as we'd like to, no matter wot the big wigs say.
 
#6
EYE_OF_SAURON said:
Is it now time for HM Forces to pull out of Iraq and let their own government get on with running their Country, or do we still have an important part to play?

My opinion is that most of the attacks we hear about are directed at coalition forces, if we got the hell out of there, what would their reason for attack be then?

I know that certain sections of the muslim communities are not happy with the elected prime minister, but THEIR country has spoken, they will have to wait for the next election.

We have completed what we set out to do in Iraq, taken Saddam out of power and insured that the country is run democraticly.

I say we should now pull out, its not too long a flight should an emergency arise in Iraq!!
LOL - You only hear about the attacks on Coalition Forces as they are the only ones to make our media.

Look at the UNSCR 1546 which was the justification for invasion - that lays out what conditions must be in place to allow us to leave.
 
#7
tubbyboy said:
I thought we were there because of WMDs? :roll:
Not just that, i mean we have WMD's in this country, we went in to ensure that Saddam could'nt use them.

We already knew he had them because he gassed all of those Kurds when he was trying out his "poison"
 
#8
Leave now and factions will jump up the rhetoric and shooting and civil war will erupt [ if it isn't already in play in some quarters where Sunni extrmeists are already ' conmtrolling ' sectors using Sharia as their ' rule ' despite efforts by more tolerant Shia ' administration ]

Lots of Iraqi citizens are being targeted by insurgent elements and ' losing it daily ' just not being reported, especially by US media.. Bomb goes off 25 Irais beome pizza toppings and one Marine gets a slinter.. what gets reported on CNN/Fox? "Marine wounded in bomb explosion!"..

Add that to the rampant, but understandable, nepotism and patronage ' appointments' to security and admin jobs going on and the whole place is no where near stable enough for a pull out of troops..
 
#9
EoS

I think you'll find that although the coalition is undoubtedly seeing a fair bit of action most of the poor buggers who are actually dying are the Iraqi's themselves.

You don't hear about it because the UK press is not interested in Truth or Facts but more "What Can We say to Further Our Own Agemnders and Make More Money" never forget the purpose of a the UK media is to make money for share holders and not to inform the UK public.
 
#10
Letterwritingman said:
mmmmmmmmmmmm .. been a couple of times now!

How about a third Poll option.....not until they can ensure their own Security?

As soon as they can lets feckin 'Wacky Race' it out!
Is that "ensure their own security" in the sense of local armed militia acting with popular approval (aka insurgents in some areas) or in the sense of supporting a regime acceptable to the US ?
 
#11
EYE_OF_SAURON said:
tubbyboy said:
I thought we were there because of WMDs? :roll:
Not just that, i mean we have WMD's in this country, we went in to ensure that Saddam could'nt use them.

We already knew he had them because he gassed all of those Kurds when he was trying out his "poison"
I was being ironic...
 
#13
looking from a very narrow minded view its a good tour to get on as well, and for those of us on op telic(1)(even though it had no number then), we kicked saddams ass.
 
#14
Shakespeare said:
looking from a very narrow minded view its a good tour to get on as well, and for those of us on op telic(1)(even though it had no number then), we kicked saddams ass.
Nice use of American there Shakespeare. I would have thought a man of your intellect could speak English :) or do you say things like Trash and Garbage too
 
#15
EYE_OF_SAURON said:
Is it now time for HM Forces to pull out of Iraq and let their own government get on with running their Country, or do we still have an important part to play?

My opinion is that most of the attacks we hear about are directed at coalition forces, if we got the hell out of there, what would their reason for attack be then?

I know that certain sections of the muslim communities are not happy with the elected prime minister, but THEIR country has spoken, they will have to wait for the next election.

We have completed what we set out to do in Iraq, taken Saddam out of power and insured that the country is run democraticly.

I say we should now pull out, its not too long a flight should an emergency arise in Iraq!!
We are there now - so whats the point in leaving the country in its unstable condition and run the risk of another oddball dictator taking over?

I am of the opinion that we shouldnt have gone to war anyway - but we did so lets do the job properly.
 
#16
We can't back out and leave the county in an unstable state, on the other hand will it ever be stable while we are there?

Are we peace keeping, peace enforcing, or occupying? Maybe its time to hand over to foces not involved in the invasion in the first place.
 
#18
You're not suggesting that the whole war (and the liberation of Kuwait previously) was all to do with oil?

Noooo, I can't believe it.....Surely it was about WMD, freedom for the Iraqi people, world peace, fighting terrorism blah blah blah....
 
#19
I don't give a monkeynut about the politics in Iraq. We need all the wars we can get if we are to keep our jobs. I say we invade France if we have to pull out of Iraq.
 
#20
Moodybitch said:
I am of the opinion that we shouldnt have gone to war anyway - but we did so lets do the job properly.
If only that was the order of the day during Op Telic 1, how stupid to go and blow the country up and then still leave saddam in control, what was all of that about?

Surely not something to do with a deal struck on oil reserves with the Yanks? :wink: