Of course I realize there are all kinds of potential problems with this scenario, but hypothetically, what if there was an honest-to-god, election-style vote (e.g. “do you believe US troops should leave?” “Do you feel your country would be in terrible danger if US troops left?” or some other kinds of better-written questions)? I’ve heard all kinds of third-person accounts, from “We’re so glad you’re here, please don’t leave” to “We hate Americans, all you’re doing is making it worse”, and then of course there’s tons of spin applied to whatever is “said”.
I’m not at all making an argument for staying, I’d love for all of the troops to come home today if they could.
My question comes from being unsure what the real feeling is in Iraq about our presence there. It seems like our own election spoke volumes about our feelings about Iraq. What if Iraq had a vote? What are the problems with this scenario?