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March 24, 2008 Poll Results

What most accurately represents your feelings about the war in Iraq?

I support continued U.S. involvement 24% 148 votes
I support a plan for gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops 34% 207 votes
I support immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops 36% 219 votes
I'm not sure 1% 11 votes
I don't care 1% 9 votes
Total: 594 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


March 24, 2008
12:46 p.m.

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We tore down the government they had, as bad as it was, but it is our responsibility to not leave until we have helped them form a new government to stabilize the lives of the Iragi people.

March 24, 2008
4:31 p.m.

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It's not our responsibility to do anything for those people. Our responsibility is to take care of the people who live in this country. It's not a winnable war, it was a war justified under false pretenses, and it's only costing young men and women their lives, lives don't need to be lost. There is absolutely no reason to continue to waste billions of dollars over there. It's time to pump that kind of money back into this country.

March 24, 2008
5:36 p.m.

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It's a really tough call, it wasn't our responsibility to do anything for those people until we invaded and turned a functioning country into a disaster zone. The war was a mistake, and to say it's not our responsibility to take care of the victims of the war, is to say that we're not responsible for our own mistakes. We need to get out of the country as soon as possible, while doing what we can to right our wrongs. My personal opinion would be to set a withdrawal date, with a month or so's notice, Iraq would have that month to figure out what they'll do without us, and after we're gone, we'll do whatever we can to help the country back on its feet that doesn't put thousands of American lives at risk.

March 26, 2008
11:31 a.m.

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My views on "The War" are not limited to Iraq, but also extend to Afghanistan. Afghanistan is not the 'good war'. There is no such thing as 'good war'. We need to immediately withdrawal our troops, contractors and mercenaries from both countries. We need to pay reparations to both countries, and then fully fund the health care that is going to be required by all the returning veterans. We need to quit viewing the world as failed attempts to be just like us. We need to acknowledge that there are cultures in the world other than ours that need preserving. People in other countries dream too. The whaling of a bereaving mother, father, sister, brother from another country who has lost a loved one is just as emotional as their American equivalent. We need to stop using violence as a means of conflict resolution. End War!

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