Ahhh.... Cut and run! There's a new strategy from Congress that Islamic extremists will surly honor and respect! Yawn!....and?
Usually I don't have a problem following your reasoning but this one has me stumped.
ArmChair, our presence in Iraq has damaged the terrorists capabilities.
You know, everytime someone brings up how supposedly Zarqawi was a big dude behind all trouble in Iraq, the more it reminds me of a bad cop movie. Every cop movie has the same plot: they track down Mister Big and the crime ring gets broken. Then you read the real crime news and there is no Mister Big. It's a million little muggers and thugs, with no organization at all. Nobody puts that in a script because it's too depressing. If the problem is just one guy, you can beat it by killing or capturing him. If it's a million little nobodies, you're doomed.We've killed their General (Zarqawi), killed hundreds of their leaders, eliminated a lot of their training facilities, put their leader (OBL) on the run, etc.
Should we leave, we take the pressure off of AQ and allow them to regroup and re-equip to pre-2003 strength.
In my estimation, we need to keep the pressure on the Islamic fundamentalists until they are no longer a threat and of course, this entails extending the war against terrorism into Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Iran...