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I have no problem with just walking away from the mess.
But with all the politics involved Obama may feel he has to do something or Republicans will blame him for the mess they got us into and created.
So if he decides to do anything drone strikes and long distance air strikes might save face and appease the war mongers. At least it eliminates a lot of risk to Americans.
I would though get most of the Americans left in Iraq out ASAP.
The last person to listen too is John McCain if one remembers all of his past predictions.
President Obama is in a no win situation. No matter what he does the Right wing nuts are going to blame him and say, "Obama lost Iraq."
I agree that it is time for the U.S. to strike the tent, take down the flag, and leave Iraq.
Funny thing (well, not so funny), just about everybody that really knows anything about the Middle East and its societal dynamics predicted just this development at the time of the U.S. invasion.
Americans never seem top learn from our mistakes in these type situations -- of which there have been far more than successes.