I can’t say I have any problems with this plan as stated. There is a point where you’ve done all you can. A lot of progress has been made and frankly the rest is up to the Iraqis. There are good people there but of course they are in a struggle with many forces inside and outside of Iraq that don’t want progress.
The next question is Afghanistan. I’ve been to both Iraq and Afghanistan. They are two very different places. We can do well in Afghanistan. We have done well there. The turning point in Afghanistan was handing operations over to Conventional forces and then to NATO who didn’t know how to run it and didn’t have the desire. They took up the bunker mentality and let the country fall into a mess. We didn’t help as we took all of our attention off Afghanistan. We also watched as Pakistan fell further and further under the Taliban influence.