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The US military was about “75 per cent” through the process of building up Iraqi security forces and would be able to hand over full responsibility for security to them in 12 to 18 months, the top US general in Iraq said on Tuesday.
The statement by General George Casey seemed intended to underline that the United States would stick to its current strategy of trying to strengthen Iraqi forces’ capabilities prior to major withdrawals of US forces.
Originally posted by mondegreen
I may be wrong but this thread is better served in the Politics @ ATS side. Two weeks before major elections and many promises such as this coming forth either to fool the people that read it or move the masses in a controlled direction.