Will we leave Saudi Arabia now?

  1. I got onto a link from another thread discussing this. What do you think? Now that we don't need to protect SA from SH will we leave?
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Good question, Fergus.
    But I bet they would hope our answer is yes !
  4. by   fergus51
    I hope our answer is yes too, but that may be because I am naively missing some important reason why we need to have troops there.
  5. by   Mkue
    I'm hearing the Arab World wants us out pretty fast.. kinda makes me suspicious, we did have permission from SA

    The kingdom has decided that if the United States is determined to take military action it will stand by its ally in the name of friendship and self interest.

    They added that the Saudi government believes a war will be shorter and more successful if the Americans can operate from Saudi facilities.

    entire article: http://www.khilafah.com/home/lograph...D=6427&TagID=2
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    [From the above link] Looks like we are just keeping our promise.

    US troops 'pouring into Saudi Arabia'
    uploaded 07 Mar 2003
    Last week The Telegraph reported that the White House and Riyadh had secretly agreed that American air operations against Iraq could be launched from Saudi soil, in return for a promise that all American forces would be withdrawn from the country after the war.
  7. by   oramar
    The answer to that question seems to be yes. At least that is what they just said on news.