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But the truth of the matter is that there is there is an opportunity for them to participate in the economic and political future of the country and certainly in the security life of the country. John Abizaid#Certainly 70
John Abizaid#Certainly 70
Morale is good; troops are confident; leaders are capable. John Abizaid#Capable 67
John Abizaid#Capable 67
But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity. John Abizaid#Building 65
John Abizaid#Building 65
Well, the hardest thing to do, as we know from our own experience on 9/11 is protect everything all the time. John Abizaid#Experience 64
John Abizaid#Experience 64
You know as well as I do that counterinsurgency is a very nuanced type of military operation. John Abizaid#Counterinsurgency 63
John Abizaid#Counterinsurgency 63
Undoubtedly, there are members of the former regime that are cooperating in some fashion and then there are extremists that are within Iraq that are cooperating with them. John Abizaid#Cooperating 46
John Abizaid#Cooperating 46
Clearly the Secretary of Defense, my boss, would like nothing better than to get Osama bin Laden and to get... to ensure the complete defeat of al-Qaida, because we know that al-Qaida is planning operations against the United States even as we speak here. John Abizaid#Against 40
John Abizaid#Against 40
But I am satisfied that the information that we have that this is the work of Zarqawi, is accurate. John Abizaid#Accurate 29
John Abizaid#Accurate 29
Our forces will not be on the sidelines. John Abizaid#Forces 26
John Abizaid#Forces 26
In other words, for every 10 enemy you kill you bring on 20 new recruits to their anti-coalition cause then essentially you are working against yourself. John Abizaid#Against 24
John Abizaid#Against 24
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