No victory in Iraq, says Petraeus

Original article via the BBC:

The outgoing commander of US troops in Iraq, Gen David Petraeus, has said that he will never declare victory there.

Well, he must be one of the ‘long war’ outlook, or he’s (perhaps) a realist.  But then, how can you really win an occupation?  What did we learn from our occupation of Japan (arguably still ongoing), Germany (arguably still ongoing), etc.?  Can you ever really say that you’ve won an occupation?

There’s a vid attached on the Beeb’s page:…

Interesting news, I wonder how it’ll play in our MSM?

Is the Pony/Pie/Hide rating system too cutsie?

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    • Edger on September 11, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    to declare victory, if they keep creating their own enemies.

  1. … incomprehensible that the word “victory” can even be contemplated in the same thought with the occupation of Iraq.

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