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Bush and Kerry Should Let Spain Leave Iraq

Bush and Kerry Should Let Spain Leave Iraq

I completely understand and appreciate where both George W. Bush and John Kerry are coming from with the recent news that Spain is going to pull troops out of Iraq. Both have stated they believe this will set a poor precedent and will only show a sign of weakness in “coalition forces.” And the March bombing in Spain doesn’t make it look any better in the eyes of terrorists. Sure. But when a foreign country sends its own toops to fight a war not even the overwhelming majority of America agrees with, I think they have the right to pull out. Not to mention, it will be very hard to get a huge amount of support from Americans on the issues of Spain leaving the war. Spain’s new prime minister realizes the issues and realizes that Falluja is just getting worse and worse. Could his timing have been better? Absolutely, especially in the wake of the recent requests to end the siege. But timing can never be perfect in matters like this. Poor timing or not, America hardly has any real right to paint a picture of Spain making a poor choice and blaming them for messing things up, as the political machine seems to be doing. Spain can do what they want, whether we agree with it or not, and they shouldn’t be made to feel ashamed for it.

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