I keep hearing this rhetoric from leftist friends of mine who seem to think that we can pull out of Iraq without problems. Now, I'm very far from being as politically sauvy as a select few of our members here, but I think it's an idiotic notion to believe that we can just haul ass out of Iraq and not expect it to fall apart. We committed to this action in Iraq, we have to finish the job in my mind. I remember talking with my dad in early 2002 about the war and we both nodded and agreed that there would be no way for us to get out of war earlier than 2010. Only time will tell how accurate that statement is. After reading a lot about the war and the many news stations that report on it hourly, it seems like too big of a mess over there to just get up and leave. So who thinks we can leave Iraq now and who thinks we still have some work to do? Can anyone help me get a clearer idea of how realistic a departure from Iraq within 5-10 years is?