Argument: Coalition withdrawal is more likely to damage Iraq than help it
- Debate: Withdrawing from Iraq - con argument.
"Why they should stay". Economist.com. Sep 13th 2007 - "The strong case is that if America leaves, things will get even worse. This can only be a guess, but it is more plausible than the alternative guess that America's going will nudge Iraq in the right direction. In the past two years, violence has tended to decline where American troops are present and to rise in the places they leave."