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Getting Out Is Hard To Do

Getting Out Is Hard To Do

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How long do we stay? How do we go? Source: Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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When you think about the American military in Iraq, it's hard not to just squeeze your eyes shut tight and say, "When will it be over — I want Iraqis and Americans to be safe." But what does "over" mean? The military relationship we have built in Iraq cannot be dismantled easily — and there are burning humanitarian questions that linger even if we were to just disappear overnight. How long, and how we are to stay in Iraq remains a question that is constantly debated at dinner tables, on the radio (see, er... here), in the blogs, in newspapers — and everybody loves to play military adviser (it's much easier to give yourself stars — or a cabinet position). Today, we're talking to actual military men — about the stay or go debate — but we want your input as well. What factors should you consider before pulling out of Iraq? What factors would make you stay?