Monday, March 12, 2007

More Ted Koppel - Speaking Frankly about Iraq

"The idea of pulling out of there and letting a national civil war expand into a regional civil war is something the United States cannot allow to happen."

"I see a lot of wishful thinking going on here in Washington right now. When Congress talks about, first of all, setting these milestones - and the irony is, if the Iraqis successfully meet these milesetones - the implication is we stay. If they fail to meet the milestones, we leave. It doesn't make any sense at all, it ought to be the other way around."

"The notion that the war will be over when we pull out of Iraq, and even after we pull out of Afghanistan - you heard what general Abizaid had to say - it's not gonna be over, it's going to be a different war, but the war continues."

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