i don't support leaving even one soldier in Iraq, nor should we have an embassy there, as we can't secure it. we should not be participating in a holy war between two sects of Islam. not to mention that most of the idiot hijackers on 9/11 came from Saudi Arabia, and the US responded by letting Saudi Arabia abdicate its responsibilities as regional hegemon. meanwhile, they don't lift a finger to help us with Mexican drug gangs, nor do they offer their aid in dealing with narco states in Central America. nope. their region, their responsibility.
politicians feel pressure to look like they're doing something, though, and that's what's happening here. the public is going to have to make it crystal clear that we do not support an endless state of war.