Argument: Democracy not possible in Iraq, so why stay?
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- Debate: Withdrawing from Iraq - pro argument.
Sheikh Ismail al-Qargoly, head of the Qargol tribe, said in 2007 to Al Jazeera, "I will be honest with you; democracy will not work in Iraq. If and when the US military withdraws, Iraqis will realise that only a dictator with an iron fist can put down the fighting and bring security." This can be taken to mean that any efforts in Iraq are hopeless and so should be ended.