July 13th, 2007
11:54 AM ET
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What if the U.S. pulled out of Iraq?

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - What if the U.S. were to pull its troops completely out of Iraq?

That’s the question on many minds especially as a slew of Republican senators begin questioning the White House about U.S. involvement. Some experts warn that chaos would ensue while others say that Iraq is already a lost cause.

CNN Special Correspondent Frank Sesno examines what might happen if the U.S. pulled out of Iraq today.

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    1. Steve, Lyons, Colorado

      Let’s see there Lyons Steve, um the UN ordered Saddam to disarm and verify, which he did neither.

      There was nothing to disarm. What fool's dream are you living? Remember? No WMD? Zero?

      I guess I am a redneck because I live in NC?

      No, you're a redneck because you blindly support an illegal war and refer to people not in agreement with you as "Stupid liberals." That's why, Dave. Get it?
      Probably not.

      I actaully just moved here,so try again.

      Typical liberal tatic, ignore facts, if all else fails resort to name calling.

      You're the one making up arms in Iraq, dumbo. EVERYONE knows Hussein had no WMD, except I guess, you living down there in North Carolina.

      I guess next I’ll be a nazi too huh?

      That would be Dick Cheney and the Bush administration. Except, of course, they're fascist. I doubt I'd accuse anyone of being part of Hitler's political party.
      Oops. Dave blew it again.

      It’s really sad that you on the left get so un-hinged you can even have a decent conversation without hurling insults.***/

      It's so sad that you on the right could give a crap about anyone but fighting wars and killing innocent civilians, wars started and perpetuated by lies.

      Tell you what, Mr. Facts in North Carolina – now, don't be scared to answer – why don't you address these three points?

      (1) No WMD was found in Iraq. Saddam didn't have to disarm, 'cause he had no Mass Destruction arms.
      (2) Saddam Hussein was NOT a part of 9-11
      (3) Secular humanist Saddam Hussein would have NEVER worked with religious extremists like Al Queda.

      Explain your opposition to, or support of, the above 3 statements.

      That enough facts for you? Now, let's see how Mr. Facts from North Carolina answers these points.

      July 14, 2007 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
    2. snaber1959 Rockford,Il

      We are the ones who are creating the chaos, we are the terrorists.

      July 15, 2007 02:47 am at 2:47 am |
    3. jerry, Fort Bragg

      The iraq war is nesssary and Prez Bush is a true american hero. any republican for 2008. liberal democrat liars. I spent 3 tours in iraq and the media is not telling you the truth. We are winning and will win!

      July 17, 2007 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
    4. jofa, norway

      The sooner the better.

      At the end of the year the Iraq parliament most certainly will block the extension of the U.N. mandate under which coalition troops now remain in Iraq.

      Ignore it or veto?

      July 19, 2007 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
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