WASHINGTON (CNN) - When asked what the U.S. should do if the situation in Iraq doesn't improve, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson gave a sharp, clear response: The Iraqi government should have the responsibility of voting whether or not they want the United States to stay in their country.
"If they vote 'no,' " Thompson said, "we should redeploy our forces outside".
Thompson added that to end the civil war, each of the 18 territories in Iraq should elect their state leaders.
"Sunnis will elect Sunnis, Shiites will elect Shiites, Kurds will elect Kurds. And you know something? People will go to those particular territories, and you get rid of this civil war."
–CNN Internet Producer Eric Weisbrod