Opinion

George Casey, the top U.S. general in Iraq, says American troops could withdrawing there next year. Should the U.S. do that?

``Yes, I think we should. Well, I think it's time for the Iraqis to step up and take care of themselves.''

Melinda Moore

Newcastle

teacher

``I think we should absolutely get out of there. I mean when is it going to stop?''

Jacque Steele

Mercer Island

teacher

``My brother just got back from (serving in the Army in) Iraq... There's a part of me that says it's time for us to start bringing the soldiers back because they have family who love them.''

Consuelo Blosch

Mercer Island

mom and clinical researcher

``I think we need to get the job done -- finish the job that we started.''

Pam Diamond, with daughter Megan, 8

Mercer Island

mom

``Definitely. Not necessarily all of them. But if it gets to a point where it's calm enough to extract people from that situation, I think we should.''

Alicia Bruns

Bellevue

tennis instructor

``If at all possible, certainly we should. I don't think that we're actually doing much good over there.''

Mary Jo Watanabe

Seattle

retired

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