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Most Iraqis Want Quick US Withdrawal

July 6, 2009

The phased U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq can’t come soon enough for many Iraqis who blame the American-led invasion in 2003 for the massive loss of life and the devastation of their country.

Mike Tharp, executive editor of the Merced Sun-Star who is working out of the McClatchy Newspapers’ Baghdad Bureau, said the evidence he’s seen indicates that despite concerns about security, most Iraqis want U.S. forces out as soon as possible.

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Tharp said about the Iraqis’ view, "They've seen the last six years as an occupation, not as bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq, but instead the loss of tens of thousands of Iraqi lives as well as over 4,300 American troop losses, a trillion dollars spent by the U.S. I don't know what estimates are being put on the damage done to the Iraqi society and economy, but it's incalculable." is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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