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  • Friday, March 10, 2006

    Rumsfeld - Let the Iraqis deal with their own civil war

    That's obviously not what happened in Afghanistan, the US choosing to actively interfere in a civil war there; nevertheless, that is the implication of Rumsfeld's comments, from Yahoo News:

    "The plan is to prevent a civil war, and to the extent one were to occur, to have the — from a security standpoint — have the Iraqi security forces deal with it, to the extent they are able to," Rumsfeld told the committee.

    He did not elaborate on the implication of his remark: that at some point the Iraqi security forces might be overwhelmed by a civil conflict and ask the Americans to get involved militarily.

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