On Friday, as the last US combat brigade to leave Iraq was packing up its gear to go home, we called for a Tweetback on the following question: do you think US combat troops are leaving Iraq at the right time?
It’s no scientific survey – just a kind of interview question thrown out into the open. Here’s what some tweeple from the US, Middle East, and places in between had to say.
@ryanphernandez Optimistically, Iraq can be herself now that the US has exited. Thrive, Iraq.
@najihassan there will never be right or wrong time, so they might as well start the process
@LabibaLaith the US troops should leave only after they've cleaned up the mess the govt that sent them made. Now it's just simple escape
@csdameron until Iraq's government has stabilized, it seems premature to withdraw all our combat forces
@AsdollahMirza Problem is, we are not profoundly informed about what all those private actors will do after the troop's withdrawal
@matisaksk First of all it is very important not to abandon Iraq. Forget it was a Bush's war. Iraq needs support.
@johnvidulich its hard to tell but I think there should be strong anti-corruption objectives in place. It is still a vulnerable place.