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What do you think the future holds for Iraq?

Asked by ram201pa (605 points ) December 15th, 2011

As of today there are 4,000 troops still there and they will be gone by year end. What will happen to Iraq?

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YoBob's avatar

I’m with @elbanditoroso in that “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

What I expect to happen is that without the US providing “security” in order to make a representative democracy possible, things will quickly return to tribal driven graft and corruption wherin one group will eventually seaze power, spend much of their effort suppressing if not downright exterminating the other guys, and probably trying to gain purchase in the eyes of the Arab world by screaming the age old “Americans are big poop heads” mantra.

flutherother's avatar

To quote Lieutenant General Frank Helmick, deputy commander of the forces in Iraq, “We really do not know what is going to happen.”

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