Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, depicted the situation there as "exceedingly complex and very tough" Thursday and said the U.S. effort might become more difficult before before it gets easier.
The four-star general called the war there "the most complex and challenging I have ever seen."
He said there have been some improvements in the two months since President Bush's troop buildup began, but "there is vastly more work to be done across the board. ... We are just getting started with the new effort."
In other words, all that talk about the troops coming home by this fall...or this winter...or next summer is just talk. If Bush has his way, we will be there forever.
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