“Why are you not listening to the people?”
That was Pat Alviso of Huntington Beach, whose son Beto recently returned from two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine. She attended the “Ask Mitt Anything” event at Chapman University yesterday where GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney took questions from the audience. Well anyways, Pat Alviso didn’t appreciate Romney’s refusal to commit to a quick troop withdrawal, as she said there was strong public support for such a move. But still, that wasn’t enough to move Mitt.
A precipitous withdrawal would leave behind safe havens for terror groups and encourage their proliferation, Romney said. [...] “It’s unacceptable for us as a nation to leave safe havens there,” he said.
OK, so Mitt Romney wouldn’t like to see a “precipitous withdrawal” from Iraq. Now who the heck is actually proposing that? All the Democrats (and the few sane Reeps left in DC) are asking for is an exit strategy from this disastrous occupation that isn’t doing anything to make this nation safer. After all, if we want to talk about “safe havens for terrorists”, what ever happened to all those al-Qaeda terrorists hiding out in Afghanistan in 2001? Why are they still in a “safe haven” somewhere near the Afghan-Pakistani border?
OK, so am I missing something here? What do YOU think about Mitt Romney’s continued support for Bush’s Iraq Occupation? Should the US stay in Iraq indefinitely? Or do we need to start working on an exit strategy soon? Are the Democrats irresponsible in looking for a “precipitous withdrawal” from Iraq? Or are Republicans like Mitt Romney truly irresponsible in keeping our troops stuck in the midst of a civil war that we can’t end for them?
I want to hear what YOU have to say about what Romney had to say about Iraq yesterday, so go ahead and have your say.