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Rumsfeld successor admits USA not winning war in Iraq

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Robert Gates, who is the successor of Ex-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, accepted that America was not even close on winning the war in Iraq. He also warned of the alarming risk of terrorist activities in the Middle East because of the regional conflict.

Mr. Rumsfeld resigned on the charges of assault on Iraqi soldiers in prison. Robert Gates was the first preference of George Bush. He was chosen to bring a new perspective in the administration on Iraq conflicts.

Mr. Gates told the committee of senators that he will a course over the next year or two and will determine whether the American and Iraqi people and the next president of the America will face a slowly and steadily improving situation in Iraq and in the region, or will face the very real risk of a regional conflagrati on.

When Mr. Gates was asked to comment on the stage of war in Iraq, he bluntly replied that the American troops were nowhere close to victory and also accepted that the war was taking a huge toll on the American soldiers, American Economy and the hopes of many people were falling into jeopardy.

There is a lot of news in Washington as to whether Mr. Gates, who was earlier the director of the CIA in the 1990s, will push for a significant change in strategy in Iraq. When Mr. Bush announced his nomination for Mr. Gates, he was hailed as a realist.

This was in contrast to the neoconservatives who had wanted to redraw the political map of the Middle East by invading Iraq.
In addition to this media people were more than doubtful.

Along with this many analyst were pointing out that Mr. Gates had tailored intelligence on the then Soviet Union to match the hardliners in the Reagan government.

In a letter written to the senate committee M. Gates said that he believed that Iraq still possessed weapons of mass destruction or still had the capacity to build them. He had also written that with following of collapse of sanctions he would act belligerently and solve the matters.

By FW Editor

Tags: usa, war, iraq

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 23 April '10

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