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Iraq Will Need US Troops For 10 More Yrs

From a dejected Reuters:

U.S. Army soldiers from Aero Troop, 2-1 Cavalry, question a local resident during a search for weapons caches and insurgents near Baquba December 15, 2007.

Iraq sees need for foreign troops for 10 years

Mon Dec 17

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq will need foreign troops to help defend it for another 10 years, but will not accept U.S. bases indefinitely, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.

“Of course we need international support. We have security problems. For 10 years our army will not be able to defend Iraq,” Dabbagh told the state-run al-Iraqiya television in an interview broadcast late on Sunday.

“I do not think that there is a threat of an invasion of Iraq, or getting involved in a war. (But) to protect Iraqi sovereignty there must be an army to defend Iraq for the next 10 years,” he said.

“But on the other hand, does Iraq accept the permanent existence of U.S. bases, for instance? Absolutely no. There is no Iraqi who would accept the existence of a foreign army in this country,” he said. “America is America and Iraq is Iraq.” …

Of course we are still in Kosovo, not to mention Japan and Germany.

But the Democrats will still feign outrage at the thought.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 17th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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