Monday, November 06, 2006

Bush challenges Democrats to offer plan for Iraq

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The only plan I have heard is to have a phased withdrawl, which is a cut and run policy.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Why is it you equate staying in Iraq with "winning" and leaving as "losing"? Is it that simple for you?

DEP up soon?

A series of secret U.S. war games in 1999 showed that an invasion and post-war administration of Iraq would require 400,000 troops, nearly three times the number there now.

And even then, the games showed, the country still had a chance of dissolving into chaos.

In the simulation, called Desert Crossing, 70 military, diplomatic and intelligence participants concluded the high troop levels would be needed to keep order, seal borders and take care of other security needs.

The documents came to light Saturday through a Freedom of Information Act request by George Washington University’s National Security Archive, an independent research institute and library.

“The conventional wisdom is the U.S. mistake in Iraq was not enough troops,” said Thomas Blanton, the archive’s director. “But the Desert Crossing war game in 1999 suggests we would have ended up with a failed state even with 400,000 troops on the ground.”