In One Eye

Tuesday, July 01, 2003
 
The beat goes on.
Two months after President Bush declared major combat over in Iraq, the United States needs more troops on the ground and should accept any foreign help it can get to crush resistance and start real nation-building, military analysts said on Tuesday.
Rummy, of course, refuses to see the invasion and occupation in any terms other than his own. (Specifically, he refuses to see the opposition for what it is: a guerilla force.)

The "rumor" is that the US will be an occupying force in Iraq for at least another two years. Needless to say, November, 2004 falls within that timeline. If the US still has troops of the number that is being advised in Iraq during the next presidential election, it could get interesting.