With the Presidential election just weeks away, important decisions on the Iraq War have come up. Some people want us to pull out of Iraq and there are others who believe we need to stay the course. I personally don’t know what the answer is. Every time I think we should leave I start to think Iraq will become a hot bed for terrorists, and when I think we should stay I look at all the soldiers coming home in body bags and some with no limbs.
I do know this though. I know that if we could find a way to get all of our allies to send troops and help in the rebuilding process we would be much better off. Even without troops, if we could get all of our allies to help out that would be a huge boost. Five years ago when President Bush decided to invade Iraq he did so without all of our main allies. I think this was a huge mistake because the world wasn’t saying that Saddam Hussein was good and should stay in power. The only argument was about the method the world should use to get rid of the awful dictator.
Imagine how much better it would have been to have the whole world come together and get rid of Hussein and rebuild Iraq. Even though we are deeply entrenched and making improvements in Iraq with the surge, we could still use more countries to step up and help us rebuild Iraq and give the Iraqi people a nation they could be proud of. Hopefully the next President we elect, whether it be John McCain or Barack Obama, will seize this historic opportunity. Every one of our allies wants to see a thriving Iraq it’s just a matter of how we do it. Hopefully the next President will find a way to do it with all our allies.