Permanent US Bases in Iraq

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by tomahawk6, Nov 1, 2004.

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  1. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,137210,00.html

    Iraq has a strategic location bordering both Iran and Syria which would make alot of sense for a long term precense. Of course if the Iraqi government doesnt want US forces in country then its a moot point.
     
  2. Hands up all those who thought this was never going to happen?

    "If the Iraqis ask us to leave, we will"

    Yeah right.

    Without leaving a sizeable Military prescence, to "Protect them from their neighbours"?

    This was always going to be the case from day one Tom. This story has been passed to Fox , to get some public opinion on the move.
     
  3. is it me or does this idea SUCK?

    Rincewind
     
  4. personally is ay lets **** off back from there, give them (the arabs in general) a few nukes to play with and let them see how long they last without our help (US AND UK)

    yeeehhahhhh!!!!
     
  5. we (the Brits and possibly the septics) are going to be in Iraq for a very very long time, so of course there will be permanant bases there, you dont build a brand new field hospital next to the fairly new one if youre not thinking of staying for a while.