The Current Discussion: The Obama administration has finally set a date for withdrawing U.S. troops for Iraq. If ethnic strife returns there, raising again the specter of civil war, should the U.S. send troops back in?
The U.S. had no business being in Iraq in the first place, they have no business being in Iraq now, and they certainly have no business returning to Iraq once they leave as part on an agreement with an elected Iraqi government. Sure, the U.S. must make its withdrawal in an orderly manner - but as President Obama said, the U.S. respects the sovereignty of Iraq and in so doing must not use any justification to return.
Iraqis and their neighbors must take care of their own business. Mutual interest and mutual respect, the Obama slogan for dealing with the countries of the region, dictate that the mistake of invading Iraqi and violating its sovereignty should not be repeated.