As a Brit I probably should not be getting involved in this debate, but what the heck my countrymen and friends are in Iraq, so why not. In addition, our heir to the throne, Prince Harry, is about to join the British forces in Iraq as well, and I quite like the guy.
So here goes! If asked to support the policies of Bush or Pelosi on this issue, I would side with the President. Many would criticise that decision, but I think it is well founded for a number of reasons.
It seems to me that in a number of countries when the lastest war with Iraq was about to start, that opposition parties and a large number of people, supported the effort to remove Sadam Hussain. Now that, to many, that reason has been achieved, they seem to want to get the heck out and leave the rest too it.
I don’t know how many British troops have died in Iraq, but it is several hundreds. Add that to your 3,000 and others, and that is heck of a lot of individuals who, on the basis of support for the war, went and laid down their lives as asked by their country. It appears to me that, turning around and walking away at this time is being disrespectful to those service men and women. At least Bush is showing respect for these people.
They died to free oppressed people and there is still work to do. The new democratic government of Iraq, having been given a chance through the blood of these people, need help to finish the job of creating a just society. Give them that chance.