I'm not trying to be a dick, but I was addressing moder8's posts, so that wasn't the context.
I think the withdrawal was a horrible idea, and I didn't want to be there in the first place.
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't against missions there, I was against a footprint.
Leaving like that sends a horrible message to allies, and clearly can't be liked by the pentagon/troops.
I've long ago given up on peace and stability in the region, but the needless gas tossing trump did by the unplanned withdrawal was ridiculous.