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March 12, 2007

U.S. Military plans Iraq Fallback Strategy: Report

Is this part of a new strategy or a strategic retreat? Either way it will lead to no good. It ain't gradual withdrawal, which is what needs to happen:
U.S. military planners have begun work on a fallback strategy in case the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq fails, including a gradual pullout of U.S. forces and more emphasis on training and advising Iraqi forces, the Los Angeles Times reported in Monday's editions.[...]The newspaper quoted a Pentagon official as saying "This part of the world has an allergy against foreign presence. You have a window of opportunity that is relatively short. Your ability to influence this with a large U.S. force eventually gets to a point that is self-defeating."

And with an Iraqi government that is incapable of governing, the chances of us leaving that tragic land anytime soon are remote:
Iraq's fragmented leadership is struggling to meet the major benchmarks that it has pledged to the United States to achieve soon, with political wrangling and a chaotic legislature standing in the way.

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