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Army chief says US ready to be in Iraq 10 years


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#16 Jase

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:04 PM

The army chief of staff is appointed by the president and confers with the president, no?

#17 Matt Foley

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:14 PM

Obama lied...people died.

Where's that death toll on the news nowadays...


Where were all the "awesome latino overcomes" stories when Bush nominated Gonzalez? Same answer.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:34 PM

honestly, stratigicly staying in Iraq is great for our ability to conduct operations in the Middle East.

I doubt we ever leave, and suspect we will always have forward operating bases there.

Its smack dab in the middle of all our "enemies", it makes our ability to protect our ideas a lot easier.

Edited by AKPantherFan, 28 May 2009 - 12:31 AM.


#19 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:21 PM

The army chief of staff is appointed by the president and confers with the president, no?


True, but they are not really talking about the same things. The military, by nature plans for a lot of things. They are likely planning for the potential of being out of Iraq by 2012, and of still being there in force in 2012, and for several possibilities in between. The military tries to plan for all or most possibilities. Thats their job. Notice Casey didn't say we would be there for a decade, only that they were planning for it.

Casey said several times that he wasn't the person making policy, but the military was preparing to have a fighting force deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan for years to come. Casey said his planning envisions 10 combat brigades plus command and support forces committed to the two wars.


10 combat brigades could mean 9 in Afghanistan, and one in Iraq.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:27 PM

Did anyone ever really doubt that Iraq was the new and established base of operations in the mid east? HA HA!. Really, what did you think?

#21 tommy gun

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:38 AM

that's why you don't send troops. cause once you do, you'll be there forever.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:26 AM

We are still in Germany.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:00 PM

But we are no longer in Saudi Arabia, or the Philippines.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:01 PM

But we are no longer in Saudi Arabia, or the Philippines.


Saudi Arabia= we now have troops in Iraq, no need to be there

Philippines= no need to have troops there with the stability of the far east

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 02:49 PM

I hope it's not true I hate to see the US get bogged down in the middle east say it ain't so nooooo :(

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 03:28 PM

Philippines= no need to have troops there with the stability of the far east


that and we've figured out how to colonize small countries much more effectively.


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