So many people in the past have said, "It's time to leave Iraq." or "What are we even still doing there?" I, can honestly say I feel both. Especially after reading this on CNN.com...
Al-Khazali's release was a gesture by the Iraqi government as part of the national reconciliation process with militant groups, al-Dabbagh told CNN.Al-Khazali was detained in March 2007 along with his brother, Qais, in connection with the killing two months earlier of five U.S. soldiers who were in the central city of Karbala.In that attack, nine to 12 gunmen in five SUVs, wearing "American-looking uniforms" and carrying "U.S.-type weapons," drove through checkpoints before opening fire on U.S. soldiers in the Karbala government compound, the U.S. military said.
Now this has happened before. Many times, are terrorists and criminals released from the Iraqi Penal system with little more than a slap on the wrist, only to be arrested or killed a few weeks later for going back to the old "habits". However, such a HIGH PROFILE terrorist is normally not released. This terrorist fuck is responsible, or partly responsible of the deaths of 5 U.S. Soldiers. And the Iraqi Government is letting this guy go free as a "Good will Gesture between militant groups and the Government." What that says to me is, Corruption is so prevelant now in the Iraqi government, that proven terrorists are being released. The government is trying to make peace with the terrorist militant groups. Soon enough, their influence will grow even more strong in the government.
So, 5 soldiers lost, no justice to be found. Even more amazing, the terrorist, Al-Khazali, is part of a intricate network of IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) and EFPIED's (Explosively Formed Projectile Improvised Explosive Device.) I guarantee you that this man will go make more bombs, perfect them, and kill more U.S. Soldiers, especially knowing the Iraqi government will protect him.
IF THIS IS A STATEMENT TO AMERICAN SOLDIERS FROM THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT THAT THEY WILL WORK WITH TERRORISTS, THEN IT IS TIME TO GO. NOTHING CAN BE GAINED. THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE TERRORISTS... BRING OUR BOYS HOME, AND LEAVE NOTHING BUT A GLASS PARKING LOT WHERE IRAQ WAS.