read these echos of the nixonian period of the vietnam war….
including..ongoing (unfufilled) mutterings/promises of troop withdrawals..
an upping of the role of the airforce (with an attendant increase in collateral damage…)..
the propping up of a quasi-legal local government and police/security forces…
and the financing/building of big established military bases..minor cities in themselves…..pizza huts and all…..
go to source/story>>AlterNet: War on Iraq: Leaving a Permanent Mark on Iraq