Argument: Following withdrawal, insurgents would attack Iraqi govt/troops

Issue Report: Withdrawing from Iraq

Supporting quotes

  • Staff Sgt. Matthew St. Pierre, said in 2007 to CNN. – “I think it would cause a huge vacuum that the enemies of Iraq — enemies of the government — would take advantage of[…] We are the buffer right now and when we pull out, the people who support us are going to feel the wrath, and the people who are against us … they’re going to ultimately win. And I think that’s unfortunate.”[1]