Friday, April 27, 2007

Iraqis Views Of U.S. Troop Withdrawal

By Mussab Al-Khairalla at Yahoo News

  Abu Ali  ( Basra ): "U.S. forces have to leave Iraq but not now. The Iraqi government and its security forces are unable to control security, especially in Baghdad and its neighborhoods."

Tarek Qader ( Kirkuk ): "We demand a withdrawal but not in one go, so that there is no vacuum."

 Ali Adel ( Baghdad  ): "The exit of the occupation has to be preceded by the building of Iraqi forces and national reconciliation."

Hakim ( Baghdad  ) "I'm glad some Americans have finally realized they are no longer welcome here."

 Mohammed Younis: "I would expect a power struggle and the increase of violence."

Bassim Abdulla: "Differences in Washington will encourage militants to increase their attacks after they realize Bush has lost domestic support for the war."

Qassim Uthman: "If the occupation leaves, all acts of violence in Iraq will end due to less suicide bombers, and the interference of neighboring countries will be unjustified."