Stop Shooting, Start Helping While I agree with Marc Cooper’s assertion [“Back to Iraq,” May 20–26] that the Bush administration has saddled us with an unwinnable war and no realistic plan for extricating ourselves from the morass, I also feel that we should pull all U.S. troops out as soon as possible. To say, “There is, unfortunately, no evidence whatsoever that if U.S. troops were pulled out tomorrow, the car bombings and murders of civilians would magically cease” is true enough, but it misses the point. American servicemen and women are dying and being maimed every day in a war that was a bad idea before it started and an even worse one now. Let’s put an end to our country’s role in the madness and show some concern for the welfare of our troops. We can only help the long-suffering Iraqi people after we have stopped shooting at them.