Know when to fold 'em

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Author(s) William Odom
Source New York Daily News
Date January 11, 2007
Quotes-start.png "If 132,000 U.S. troops cannot pacify 26 million Iraqis in more than three years, how can 153,500 do the job in a few months? If more than $18 billion in reconstruction aid has failed to fix the situation in Iraq but let it get worse, why would a few more billion finally fix it this year? If the Iraqi government has failed to meet its past markers of progress, why will it succeed in meeting new ones?" Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position United States should increase troop levels on the topic Post-invasion Iraq.