Beating a Hasty Retreat?

In a recent Q&A with Susan Rice, a senior adviser to Barack Obama, Rice rightfully stated that the United States ought to begin redeploying its troops from Iraq [“How Obama Sees the World’s Challenges,” September 15-22].

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In a recent Q&A with Susan Rice, a senior adviser to Barack Obama, Rice rightfully stated that the United States ought to begin redeploying its troops from Iraq [“How Obama Sees the World’s Challenges,” September 15-22]. She also noted Senator Obama’s support of such a plan. However, Rice failed to realize that security and stability have been achieved in Iraq largely in part to the efforts of our troops and the strategy of the surge, a strategy backed by John McCain. It is not time to start leaving because liberals say it is; it is time to start leaving because the mission has been accomplished

Tommy Changaris

Encinitas, Calif. Obama wants to take our military out of Iraq, but I believe he may be making his decisions too quickly. Yes, I do want the men and women serving our country to be able to go home, but I also want them to finish the job they set out to do. Those men and women joined the military willingly. They knew the time and effort it would take but were willing to sacrifice themselves for our great country. We cannot be too hasty in setting a withdrawal date. It will take great care and consideration.

Sarah Burks

San Diego