We need to start talking seriously about getting out of Iraq
- There was no link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida.
- There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
- Thanks to a decade of sanctions and periodic bombings, Iraq posed no threat to any of its neighbors.
- Saudi Arabia, not Iraq, was the home of nearly all of the 9-11 hijackers and provided most of the men and money to fuel al-Qaida.
- You can't bring democracy to a country that is more comfortable with tribal culture and would rather have a Islamic theocracy.
- Having American troops in Iraq has created more terrorists and is al-Qaida's best recruiting tool.
- Our nation's reputation around the globe has never been lower.
- Oil prices have never been higher.
- And the human and monetary cost of this war to America - nearly 2,000 soldiers dead, 15,000 wounded and more than $250 billion squandered - has become unsustainable.
See Also: Twenty Things We Now Know
Four Years After 9/11