“Why Are They Doing This?”

That is the question being asked by Iraqi blogger Omar Fadhil:

Instead coming up with ideas to help the US Democrats are trying to stop the effort to stabilize Iraq and rescue the Middle East from a catastrophe.

I am an Iraqi. To me the possible consequences of this vote are terrifying. Just as we began to see signs of progress in my country the Democrats come and say, ‘Well, it’s not worth it.Time to leave’.

To the Democrats my life and the lives of twenty-five other million Iraqis are evidently not worth trying for. They shouldn’t expect us to be grateful for this.

One of the absolute worst arguments I’ve heard for a timetable is that it will “put the Iraqis on notice” and somehow light a fire under them, forcing them to take the situation seriously. But dozens of Iraqis are being murdered everyday by terrorists. They are already “on notice”; a timetable isn’t going to help the situation.

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