Yesterday Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said that Iraq will be ready to take over security from U.S. forces “any time” they decide to withdraw. The point I think he made that seems to be missed is that the U.S. forces are not being held in Iraq against their will. There are no chains on them that are keeping them from leaving. He is also letting the war critics know that they will pay the consequences in the long run if they were to leave before the Iraqi security forces are fully trained and equipped. The message to the left and other war critics is be careful what you wish for.
The choice is clear, leave and face the consequences of terrorism, genocide and the establishment of a terrorist state run by al-Qaeda, or stay as long as it takes to complete the task of creating positive change in Iraq and as an aside, throughout the Middle East, and face the consequences of freedom.