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The War’s End

By Matthew Yglesias on December 16, 2008 at 10:42 am

"The War’s End"

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I keep hearing vague rumors that Obama may not deliver on his campaign promise to swiftly withdraw US forces from Iraq. My guess would be that such rumors are wrong, primarily because not doing so would be crazy. It’s a campaign pledge. It’s the right thing to do. It’s what the Iraqi people want. And it’s what the American people want:

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Americans are more upbeat about U.S. prospects in Iraq than at any time in the past five years, but nearly two-thirds continue to believe the war is not worth fighting and 70 percent say President-elect Barack Obama should fulfill his campaign promise to withdraw U.S. forces from the country within 16 months, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

And, indeed, the war is not worth fighting and President-elect Barack Obama should fulfill his campaign promise to withdraw U.S. forces. Meanwhile, it’s striking to see that 60-70 percent of the country is composed of far-left bloggers.

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