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Do you think violence against U.S. forces in Iraq will diminish after Iraq holds its elections?

Yes29 %29 %29 % 29.89 % (26)
No65 %65 %65 % 65.52 % (57)
I do not know4 %4 %4 % 4.60 % (4)
I have no opinion0 %0 %0 % 0.00 % (0)
Other, please list in comments0 %0 %0 % 0.00 % (0)

Total votes: 87
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Re: Do you think violence against U.S. forces in Iraq will d
by GoldenDragon
on Jan 12, 2005

At first there?s probably going to be hell to pay but as soon as the loosing tribe(s) realizes that the majority of the people have spoken and cast their ballot for a democratically elected leader, the ruling majority should be able to settle things down and get on with running a peaceful nation. If the new government chooses to ask for American assistance and guidance in the operations of their new government, then we should be there for them. If the ruling government asks us to leave then we should honor that request also. Our biggest problem is going to be able to realize that we are no longer in the drivers seat of a new country that we were instrumental in creating.


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