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I have, in the past, questioned the usefulness of online petitions. I do have to wonder now, whether a special one might do some good.

President Bush offered last week to withdraw from Iraq if the Iraqi people requested it. I am giving consideration to setting up an online petition that will only accept signatures from Iraqi IP addresses for exactly that purpose.

What do people think of such an idea? My chief concern is that it will either do nothing, or it will make me a lighting rod for right-wing attack.