Leaving Iraq: "The Atlantic recently asked a group of foreign-policy authorities about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq
Will a significant U.S. troop presence (50,000 or more) still be in Iraq five years from now?
“No. I doubt the Iraqi leadership will tolerate it, and I am sure the American public will not. 'Should' they be there five years from now? Yes, if we are going to try to stabilize the situation, but I doubt it will happen.”"