Friday, June 01, 2007

Yeah, but...

Gates told reporters in Hawaii that he is thinking of “a mutual agreement” with Iraq in which “some force of Americans…is present for a protracted period of time, but in ways that are protective of the sovereignty of the host government.” Gates said such a long-term U.S. presence would assure allies in the Middle East that the United States will not withdraw from Iraq as it did from Vietnam, “lock, stock and barrel.”
As I recall, we withdrew from Vietnam "lock, stock and barrel" because there were Vietnamese who were going to keep killing us until we did. Anyone thing there's a "mutual agreement" that will deter Iraqis from the same path? Does anyone believe we can wait out the people who actually live there?

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How many more? For how many years?

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