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Abort Mission!

The United States should withdraw its troops from Iraq immediately. If I would have said this a year ago, most people would probably have scoffed at me and then rubbed it in my face the George Bush had won the election... but times have changed. Congressman John Murtha recently gave a speech on the House floor calling for the military to leave Iraq; Dick Cheney was not happy. A year ago the Vice President would have been able to throw out the classic line and accuse Murtha of trying to undermine the troops and democracy effort, but that doesn't work quite as well anymore. Now that we're beyond the phase where we blindly support "freedom" and the troops, we can finally start to think about this war and where it is going. John Murtha has a few compelling reasons for leaving Iraq, and logically he's just correct.

Most warmongers justify continued presence in Iraq by arguing that once the US leaves, civil war will erupt. They're probably right. Unfortunately, the …