Iraq, the New Korea?

June 3, 2007 at 7:20 am Leave a comment

Its increasingly clear that the Bush Adminstration has been planning all along for a decades long U.S. presence in Iraq.

From the New York Times:

For the first time, the Bush administration is beginning publicly to discuss basing American troops in Iraq for years, even decades to come, a subject so fraught with political landmines that officials are tiptoeing around the inevitable questions about what the United States’ long-term mission would be there.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has suggested that the U.S. military presence in Iraq like that in Korea where our military has been for 50 years would be preferable to picking up our war toys and going home like we did in Vietnam.

He added that “the idea is more a model of a mutually agreed arrangement whereby we have a long and enduring presence but under the consent of both parties and under certain conditions.”

I am guessing that those conditions would include access for Exxon-Mobil and halliburton to Iraq’s oil fields.

In case you missed it: Long-Term Iraq Presence

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Entry filed under: Conservatives, George Bush, Iraq, Politics, Republicans, Uncategorized, War.

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