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Should we be in Iraq when the American people do not victory is possible

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Should we be in Iraq when the American people do not believe victory is possible?


  • Governor Romney, in that same NBC-Wall Street Journal poll that Chris mentioned, 55 percent of Americans say victory is just not possible in Iraq. They've made up their minds on this war.


Why shouldn't they have a president who will listen?


Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney : Well, if you wanted to have a president that just followed the polls, all we need to do is plug in our TVs and have them run the country. But that's not what America wants. It's not what America needs. We need leadership that's strong and that shows America what we can do to lead the world.


Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength: a strong military, a strong economy and strong families.


With regards to Iraq, there are a lot of people that say, let's just get out. I want to get our troops home as soon as I possibly can. But, at the same time, I recognize we don't want to bring them out in such a precipitous way that we cause a circumstance that would require us to come back.


Because if we leave in the wrong way, the Iranians could grab the Shia south, or Al Qaida could play a dominant role among the Sunnis, or you could have the border with Turkey destabilized by the Kurds -- and, as a result, you could have regional conflict develop.


But with that occurring, you could have our neighbors get involved, our friends get involved around Iraq, and we could have to come back again.


That's why it's so essential for us at this critical time to support the al-Maliki effort to bring strength and stability to Baghdad, to Al Anbar. Hopefully they're good signs that we're going to see increasing, and we'll be able to bring our troops home safely.





  1. Romney won the first debate (click to see reasons to agree and disagree).


Questions for Governor Mitt Romney from the 1st debate:


  1. What do you dislike most about America?
  2. Would it be a good day for America if Roe v Wade was repealed.
  3. Have you always been for life or effectively pro-choice?
  4. When you said that being a pro-life president entails more than just appointing strict constructionist judges, was that directed at Giuliani?
  5. Should Scooter Libby should be pardoned?
  6. Which current cabinet official would you keep?
  7. Would it be good for America to have Bill Clinton back living in the White House?
  8. Are you embarrased of your health care program?
  9. Should we be in Iraq when the American people do not victory is possible?
  10. Do you support a tamper-proof work status ID card?
  11. Should Congress have acted in the Terri Schiavo case?
  12. Is it worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars to get Osama?
  13. Should we change our Constitution to allow foreign born citizens to become president?
  14. What do you say to bishops who deny Communion to elected officials who support abortion rights?
  15. Do you accept Huckabee's statement that he wasn't talking about you?
  16. Will you expand federal funding of embryonic stem cell research?
  17. What tax would you like to cut?


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