average JoeOhio Tour cont.: We stopped in Kenton, Ohio, where we talked with Charles Shotwell. He said if he were president, he’d withdraw the troops from Iraq now and put warships in International waters close to Iraq to monitor potential, future terrorist attacks toward our shores. This got me to thinking. Maybe it would make sense, common sense, to withdraw the U.S. troops from Iraq now and position our warships out in those International waters for another reason. With our troops gone, it would conclusively show whether the insurgents would back off, or not. What’s more, it would conclusively show whether our exit would plunge the nation into civil war, or not. If these situations got worse, we could always send the troops back in to quell some of the escalation. But how can we definitively know, either way — if we don’t try. Note: Mr. Shotwell also told me he is a staunch gun proponent. And with a name like “Shotwell,” well, is there any wonder?