Sunday, June 26, 2005

Iraq campaign could last 12 years, says Rummy

Props to anisha, NewsHound reader.

Rumsfeld discusses how the last throes of the insurgency in Iraq will last as long as another decade. with video
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday he anticipates even more violence in Iraq and acknowledged that the insurgency “could go on for any number of years.”

Defeating the insurgency may take as long as 12 years, he said, with Iraqi security forces, not U.S. and foreign troops, taking the lead and finishing the job.

I hope this means we will actually see an increase in training Iraqis, and not just inflated numbers.
Update, here is what Rummy and Cheney said about how long the Iraq war and occupation would take.

by Robster @ 6/26/2005 11:17:00 PM PERMALink