on the contrary, if this shit starts to heat up, expect more troops to get sent over. Honestly, and please don't take this and run with it, but why the hell does everyone want us to come home? Do you not see what will happen? You want us to just pick up and leave? By doing that we leave everything we did to waste. If we don't finish what we've started then those 2 thousand men died for nothing. I don't fight for what the president says on tv, or what a bunch of people write in the paper. I fight for the men next to me. And I'll be damned if I let their deaths be spat on by pulling out and giving up on something they gave the ultimate sacrifice for! If civil war becomes a possibility then we go in and stomp it before it gets out of control. anywhere else in the world, fine, they can all kill each other and we'll go mop up the mess. Thats less of them that I have to worry about. But not somewhere that we've already fought and lost men trying to gain control of and rebuild. While these people may be rediculous in what they're fighting for, at least they believe strong enough in something to fight. Read my signature. This is not a direct post to you in any way desert-lad, just something I've been wanting to get off my chest.