Iraq Withdrawal is Wildly Popular

The seemingly endless parade of Republican politicians, candidates, and "thinkers" who have been criticizing President Obama's decision to go ahead with withdrawal from Iraq may want to rethink their position, as a new Gallup poll reveals that withdrawing is wildly popular, particularly among independents.

With only 17 percent of independents thinking we should stay in Iraq, I encourage the Republicans to double their calls for a continued presence!

You can argue that complexities of the situation all day long with the detractors or contrarians among us, but the truth is the average voter doesn't pay attention to that kind of detail, and it is highly likely that President Obama will receive a well-deserved bump in the polls and a majority of the credit for leaving Iraq.