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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:16 PM
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Army: Troops to stay in Iraq until 2010...
'WASHINGTON - For planning purposes, the Army is gearing up to keep current troop levels in Iraq for another four years, a new indication that conditions there are too unstable to foresee an end to the war.

Gen. Peter Schoomaker, the Army chief of staff, cautioned against reading too much into the planning, which is done far in advance to prepare the right mix of combat units for expected deployments. He noted that it is easier to scale back later if conditions allow, than to ramp up if they don't.

"This is not a prediction that things are going poorly or better," Schoomaker told reporters. "It's just that I have to have enough ammo in the magazine that I can continue to shoot as long as they want us to shoot."' http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061012/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/u...
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Vexatious Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:22 PM
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1. Didn't the sociopath Rummy
say something like: "It could take six says, six weeks, I doubt six months."
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:25 PM
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2. yep, but all that was over the side before it was uttered...
they just said crap like that to get the ball rolling
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