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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
More Troops to Iraq
I think we may well have some kind of presence there over a period of time. But I think the level of activity that we see today, from a military standpoint, I think will clearly decline. I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.
- Dick Cheney, one year ago today.
The top American commander in Iraq has decided to move reserve troops now deployed in Kuwait into the volatile Anbar Province in western Iraq to help quell a rise in insurgent attacks there, two American officials said Monday.
Although some soldiers from the 3,500-member brigade in Kuwait have moved into Iraq in recent months, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. has decided to send in the remainder of the unit after consultations with Iraqi officials in recent days, the officials said.
- "U.S. Is Sending Reserve Troops to Iraq's West ", New York Times, today.
We're talking about 2006, 7, 8... that's three years. And I believe that a lot of very good things can happen in three years in Iraq that ideally would allow us to remove every American soldier who's there today.
- Joe Lieberman, two months ago.
Our troops must stay. ...Does America have a good plan for doing this, a strategy for victory in Iraq? Yes we do.
- Joe Lieberman, six months ago.