Firestorm of Debate over Iraq Withdrawal

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Since the US launched of the Iraq War, there have been opponents, from citizens on the street to leaders in Congress. But last week, when Pennsylvania's John Murtha, a Democrat who originally voted in favor of going to war, vehemently called for the withdrawal all troops within six months, he stirred a fresh firestorm of voices. While public opinion polls indicate that a growing number of people feel US presence in Iraq is fostering the escalation of insurgency fighting, supporters of President Bush fear Iraq will descend into utter chaos if we leave too soon and that it will become a haven for terrorists. Meantime, in Cairo yesterday, Iraqi leaders met to set their own timetable for a US withdrawal. Guest host Diana Nyad looks at the arguments for and against our continuing presence in Iraq.
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Congressman Murtha's call for American troop withdrawal

Senator Biden on Iraq

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