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Iraqi Opinion on U.S. Troops

Source:
Pollack, Kenneth M. "US Military Presence in Iraq Has Been Effective and Is Still Needed." The Middle East 2012: n. pag. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/ViewpointsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&display-query=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Viewpoints&limiter=&u=j071909010&currPage=&disableHighlighting=true&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&p=OVIC&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ3010252283>.

Quote:

Iraqis are nationalistic, and they resent the American military presence. Many are also bitter over the mess that the United States made by invading and then failing to secure the country or to begin a comprehensive rebuilding process, failures that led to civil war in 2005-2006. Most Iraqis are relieved to have been rescued from that descent and are frightened that it will resume when the Americans leave. This is because their security forces are still untested and their political process has yet to show the kind of maturity that would provide Iraqis confidence that they are safe from the threat of more civil war. Consequently, a great many people are both determined to see all American troops leaveā€”and terrified that they actually will.

My Ideas:

This quote explains the opinion of the iraqis on the U.S. troops being in their home. I learned that some are happy that the troops are leaving and some are angry.

History:
Created: 04/22/15 02:13 PM

military withdraw

Source:
Eland, Ivan. "The United States Should Completely Withdraw Forces from Afghanistan." Afghanistan 2015: n. pag. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/ViewpointsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&display-query=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Viewpoints&limiter=&u=j071909010&currPage=&disableHighlighting=true&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&p=OVIC&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ3010446262>.

Quote:

President Barack Obama pledged to withdraw US forces by the end of 2014.

My Ideas:

I think this quote is an important part of the article because President Obama pledged to withdraw forces by the end of 2014 and we are still here with forces still out there in 2015

History:
Created: 04/22/15 01:50 PM

violence has calmed down

Source:
Pollack, Kenneth M. "US Military Presence in Iraq Has Been Effective and Is Still Needed." The Middle East 2012: n. pag. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/ViewpointsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&display-query=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Viewpoints&limiter=&u=j071909010&currPage=&disableHighlighting=true&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&p=OVIC&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ3010252283>.

Quote:

What has changed over the past 12 to 18 months is the level of violence in Iraq. There is much less of it

My Ideas:

This quote explains how the violence has calmed down without the troops being there

History:
Created: 04/22/15 02:16 PM

Why the U.S. doesnt withdraw forces

Source:
Eland, Ivan. "The United States Should Completely Withdraw Forces from Afghanistan." Afghanistan 2015: n. pag. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/ViewpointsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&display-query=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Viewpoints&limiter=&u=j071909010&currPage=&disableHighlighting=true&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&p=OVIC&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CEJ3010446262>.

Quote:

Keeping troops in Afghanistan to battle roughly 50 suspected terrorists is needless. The real reason that the United States wants to retain some forces in Afghanistan is to protect the capital and keep the Taliban from taking that symbolic location. Many Afghans fear that upon US withdrawal, the Kabul government could disintegrate and civil war could resume.

My Ideas:

This quote is important because it tells why the U.S. doesnt withdraw forces from Afghanistan and this answers lots of peoples questions as to why we still have forces in Afghanistan

History:
Created: 04/22/15 02:04 PM