So ... how's that "surge" going? Uh oh ...
Rep. Schakowsky: Petraeus hints at decade-long Iraq presence
By Patrick Fitzgerald
August 10, 2007
Gen. David Petraeus told a congressional delegation visiting the Middle East that success in Iraq will require a U.S. military presence there for about a decade, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said Friday.
The commander of U.S. troops in Iraq, who will deliver a highly anticipated progress report next month, said the U.S. “will be in Iraq in some way for 9 or 10 years,” according to Schakowsky.
This would be a definition of "surge" with which I am unfamiliar. Apparently, looting a country of all of its natural resources isn't something that just happens overnight.