"The idea that it's going to be a long, long, long battle of some kind I think is belied by the fact of what happened in 1990," [Donald Rumsfeld] said on an Infinity Radio call-in program...
"Five days or five weeks or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that," he said. "It won't be a World War III."
At a breakfast meeting with reporters, Gen. James Conway also warned that it could take years to adequately train and equip the Iraqi security forces — longer, perhaps, "than the timeline that we probably feel ... our country will support."
"This is tough work, it doesn't happen overnight," and patience by the American people will be needed, he said.