Monday, October 10, 2005

Nine years of last throes

"The average counterinsurgency in the 20th century has lasted nine years. Fighting insurgencies is a long-term proposition, and there's no reason that we should believe the insurgency in Iraq will take any less time to deal with."

Testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on 10/7 by General Casey, the Commanding General of the Multinational Force in Iraq on Rumsfeld's comments that the insurgency was in the "last throes".

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