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Monday, February 16, 2009

Obama's Iraq War May Last Longer than Bush's Iraq War

At least that is what Thomas Ricks, author of Fiasco and The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008, said on the The Jon Stewart show:

"General Odierno says he would like to see 35,000 troops there (Iraq) in 2015. What that means is that we may be just halfway through this thing.”



2 Comments:

Blogger Mark H. said...

This is the kind of posting I don't quite "get." I could understand posting a review of the book from an historian's perspective. But do we need to be another outlet for Comedy Central? Is that where we get our news?

2:03 PM  
Blogger Thaddeus Russell said...

Mark,

I don't "get" your inability to "get" this. A bestselling author who described Bush's war as a fiasco now says that Obama -- who promised to end that war -- will more than double the length of it, and you don't see this as significant or newsworthy?

11:49 PM  

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