"To walk out of Iraq right now would plant a seed that ultimately would lead to destabilization there, hundreds of thousands of deaths, loss of our influence in the region, would create instability throughout the Middle East throughout East Asia, throughout Europe. And sooner or later it would come to our shores, to a shopping mall near you."OMG not my precious shopping mall! They do hate my freedom! Bring it on (over there of course.)
See also Fact Check: debunking presidential claims of success in Iraq.