Should the coalition forces stay
or withdraw from Iraq?
By Hamid J. Wasiti
25 August 2007
This article will assess whether it is essential for the coalition
forces to stay or withdraw from Iraq?
The question is from Christina Stewart- my teacher in "writing"- Mission
In light of the social life of the Iraqi people and the circumstances of
their sectarian and radical problems, particularly amongst the Kurds,
Arab Sunni and the Shi'ites, I am compelled to answer that it is
essential for the coalition forces to remain in Iraq.
It is my opinion, if the coalition withdraws, this will mostly result in
widespread and serious trouble. Moreover, if the coalition forces
withdraw from Iraq, A disaster will occur in the country, specifically
between the Sunni and the Shi'ites, both who have a feeling of
superiority towards one another's sect. In addition, Iraq neighboring
countries as well as other countries in the Middle East which officially
or unofficially a prejudiced in attitude will arise.
If that occurs, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Yemen and other Sunni
countries will join forces to support the Iraqi Sunni. At the same time,
Iran will support the Iraqi Shi'ites, while the Kurdish people in Iraq
will gather in their northern stronghold and protect each other in their
For all of these complex factors, it is indisputable that the coalition
forces must stay in Iraq either forever, or to ensure a search for
political compromise. Since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime in
April 2003, and in spite of the subsequent rule by Iraqi governments and
the coalition forces, conditions in Iraq have been deteriorating. Yet it
is not true that anyone will be able to make a timetable for the
coalition forces to withdraw from Iraq unless those in power seek a way
to protect these three main sides in Iraq, the Kurds, the Sunni and the
Shi'ites. Otherwise civil war will flare up.
The truth of the problem in Iraq is that the minority of the Iraqi Arab
Sunni want to be alone with power, as they were in Saddam Hussein's
regime and previous governments, whether the Sunni can truly embrace the
idea of a level playing field rather than dominance are the Shi'ites, is
perhaps a matter of heart more than words. Likewise, the Kurdish in Iraq
are hungry for money, in addition to expand their region incessantly.
For these reasons, the coalition forces should stay in Iraq.
For actually if they withdraw from Iraq, who will keep peace in Iraq and
stop the fighting among the different groups; particularly between the
Sunni and the Shi'ites?