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Top U.S. General Sees Lasting Iraq Insurgency

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posted on Feb, 26 2005 @ 11:11 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - The insurgency in Iraq is not likely to be put down in a year or even two since history shows such uprisings can last a decade or more, the United States' top military commander said on Friday.

Air Force Gen. Richard Myers said that in the past century, insurgencies around the world have lasted anywhere from seven to 12 years, making a quick fix to the problem in Iraq unlikely.

"This is not the kind of business that can be done in one year, two years probably," said Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a speech to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council here.


can we see the end of war in iraq sometime soon?
alot of time has passed since president bush announed the war in iraq as,
mission accomplished!
and alot of people have died since then,
not really proving the mission accomplished statement.
so if "the insurgency" is really just starting to take effect,
it is not the end of war in iraq.
it not the beginning of the end.
but it is the end of the beginning.
(to quote mister churchill)

posted on Feb, 26 2005 @ 02:33 PM
No replies? Sad, maybe Americans and those proponents of this spurious war seem to be indoctrinated in this sureal dream that they won this war in Iraq and anything that detracts from this belief must be false.

This war has not been won in any light, nor will it ever be won with the tactics used by the Americans. Consequently, this war has begate new generations of terrorists with the blood of thier country-men on thier minds.


posted on Feb, 26 2005 @ 02:52 PM
i agree with you.
you cannot win this war by classic means of war and tactics.
smart bombs dont work very well here.
they are OK in busting the bunkers and other military objects,
but here is where it ends.
there are no frontlines in iraq.
there are no visible enemies.
there are no rules.
there are no regulations.
there are no conventions.

the iraqi insurgents, rebels, terrorists, whatever you want to call them are redefining the term urban guerilla combat.


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