Army chief says US ready to be in Iraq 10 years

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    Army chief says US ready to be in Iraq 10 years

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is prepared to leave fighting forces in Iraq for as long as a decade despite an agreement between the United States and Iraq that would bring all American troops home by 2012, the top U.S. Army officer said Tuesday.

    Gen. George Casey, the Army chief of staff, said the world remains dangerous and unpredictable, and the Pentagon must plan for extended U.S. combat and stability operations in two wars. "Global trends are pushing in the wrong direction," Casey said. "They fundamentally will change how the Army works."


    Army chief says US ready to be in Iraq 10 years - Yahoo! News

    way to go obama....such change, such difference between you and mccain :lol:
     
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    We will always have troops in Iraq. No matter who the president is.
     
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    It's called a contingency plan. We have lots of them.
     
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    obama promised to withdraw the troops, get us out of there....used iraq to seperate himself from mccain....

    now, his iraq plans are no different than bush or mccain.
     
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    you sure about that? I remember when 10 democratic candidates were on stage. Only Kucinich and Gravel were able to swear the troops would be home by 2013.
     
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    It seems like you are only hearing what you want to hear. Either that or you are taking what the far left wants and projecting it onto Obama.

    Either way what you posted is a contingency plan and it's perfectly normal and responsible of the military to have plans for possible scenarios.

    No real news here this time.
     
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    i'm not sure what you getting at, but that is why i said obama now resembles mccain....mccain went after both obama and hillary for their promises to simply withdraw troops....obama's plan is much more like mccain's now that obama is president

    see above
     
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    What I am getting at is I have never seen any reason to believe Obama would get us out of Iraq. Why? Because he couldn't promise it on that stage.
     
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    true, but he did not waste time distancing himself from mccain on iraq, despite that in reality, he is virtually identical to mccan on iraq. obama gave nuanced speeches that led many to believe him "different" when it came to iraq. all i am doing is pointing out the reality and how duped obama's followers are.
     
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    So what in hell was all the yellin' about when McCain answered that question about 100 years? That it would "be fine"? Didn't anyone else understand that?
     

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