Gates: "we will be here for a long time".

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by KGB_resident, Dec 22, 2006.

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  1. a damage would be serious

    71.4%
  2. an expulsion from the region is possible

    14.3%
  3. would remain unchanged

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  4. would be slightly worse

    14.3%

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  1. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061222/ap_on_re_mi_ea/gates_iraq

    It is clear that possible American withdrawal from Iraq would undermine positions of USA in the region. It is possible that the Gulf countries would discuss and eventually sign a Stability Pact. Apparently it would include a withdrawal of all foreign forces from the region.
     
  2. I reckon it would undermine USA's interests seriously. Even if somehow Iraq turns into a shining success story the rest of the gulf countries will remember for a long time how it started and be very wary of letting the US base troops or airfields in their respective countries in case the neighbours or indeed their own citizens react badly to it.
     
  3. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    Damned if they do, damned if they don't.