If you click on the link in this entry's title, you can read an article about a anti-war Democratic Representative who visited Iraq with some colleagues. She quotes General Petraeus as saying that American troops would have to be Iraq for the next 9-10 years. Wonder how many Americans would have supported the Iraq War in 2003 if they had been told that the U.S. would be in Iraq for 9-10 years?
Of course, given the fact that N.A.T.O troops, including American troops, are still in Kosovo some 10 years after we intervened in that country, Patraeus's predication seems accurate. Still, though, it gets your attention to read that over the next decade, according to the U.S. Iraq Commander, we will have to continue to pour billions of dollars and risk thousands of American lives because of George W. Bush's mistake.