Defense secretary considers next steps if surge proves unsuccessful
Defense Secretary Robert Gates asserted Tuesday the increase in U.S. forces in Iraq is “not the last chance” to succeed and conceded he’s considering what steps to take if the buildup doesn’t work.
“I would be irresponsible if I weren’t thinking about what the alternatives might be,” Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Gates was grilled on the war as the full Senate remained stalled over Democratic leaders’ efforts to begin a debate over President Bush’s course for Iraq.
I still maintain there are too many politicians meddling in the war and their motive may very possibly be own political aspirations.
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