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Posted: 1/17/2006 12:31:09 PM EDT
Say U.S. troops pull out today and are gone tomorrow. What is the worst thing that could happen over there in that event?? Would it have any negative impact on us here stateside??


lawdog
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:31:44 PM EDT
just Nuke it.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:34:18 PM EDT
If in exchange for doing that we could have George Clooney's tongue removed with a nail file, I would vote yes.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:35:49 PM EDT
Failed state and raging tribal warfare like Afghanistan in the 90's; heavy Iranian influence; economy in the toilet; no functioning central government; the Kurds manage to keep some order in their little piece of the pie; terrorist playground
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:36:28 PM EDT
The country turns into a shit storm.

Independent Kurdishstan.

Civil War among the others; or at least a high intensity insurgency.

Price of oil sky rockets. Economy tanks b/c of oil and energy prices.

Iran supports one side. Embargos against Iran.

Basically it would be bad...very bad...
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:37:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lawdog:
Say U.S. troops pull out today and are gone tomorrow. What is the worst thing that could happen over there in that event?? Would it have any negative impact on us here stateside??


lawdog



Civil War......mass chaos.....

Insurgents run wild, take over everything in the country. They attack and take over oil refineries and thus, take away Iraq's 5million barrels of oil per day they export; causing oil prices to skyrocket to $150+/gallon.

Everyone in the world will hate us and will be like, "Look, they pulled out without finishing the job, they are all liars." And everyone will see us in a negative light.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:37:39 PM EDT
Saddaam sumarily shot. Ethnic cleansing of Tsunnis and many arab non-iraqis rounded up and shot.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:39:13 PM EDT
Utter chaos.

Ask your sources in South Florida!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:39:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 12:42:12 PM EDT by pale_pony]
The Suni's would be back in control tomorrow (Hussein restored to power), most of the Shi'ites would probably flee to Iran and the Kurds would all be buried alive in a mass grave. Entire mid-east region under one flag before 2010.

Meanwhile, Al Qaida would kill a few thousand (or million) more Americans in celebration, both on our soil and abroad. Israel would finally be driven into the sea. The United States' days as a super power would be over and we would be lucky if we came out of it with the power of France or Germany. (dimocraps all drooling for this...)

Edited to add: Oil futures trading tomorrow at $150-$200 per barrel, gasoline about $10 per gallon AND rationed.
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