Inbox: Aug. 13, 2007

The Long Goodbye

Although Michael Duffy's thoughts on "How to Walk Away" from Iraq made sense, I beg to differ with him on the timing and pace of withdrawing troops [July 30]. While it is crucial that they leave in an orderly fashion, the sooner they depart, the better. A U.N. task force should be assigned to guard Iraq's borders and prevent a regional conflict. Iraq's neighbors and the world powers should launch an intensive diplomatic effort to help the Iraqis sort out their disagreements. They are best qualified to construct the democratic unified nation they aspire to after Saddam Hussein.


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