Skip to comments.Gen. Casey: America may be in Iraq and Afghanistan for another decade
Posted on 07/10/2010 9:31:48 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Gen. Casey: America may be in Iraq and Afghanistan for another decade Posted: July 10th, 2010 11:49 AM ET
From CNN Audience Interaction Producer Eric Kuhn
Aspen, Colorado (CNN) - The United States may still be in Afghanistan and Iraq for another ten years, according to Gen. George Casey.
America could be in conflict in the region for another "decade or so," Casey, the army's Chief of Staff, said Friday night at the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival.
Earlier this week in Aspen, the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the U.S., Yousef al-Otaiba, stated he thought the United States should use force to stop Iran's nuclear program if sanctions did not work.
When Casey was questioned about potential military action, he noted, "There are no good solutions and the solution may be worse than the cure."
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And Congress and the American people. The General was a bit presumptive.
We’ve been in S Korea for what....like 60 years...
Bring our troops home, every last one. Then station them on the borders. When the crazy Jihadi Arabs are dancing in the street make the whole country a parking lot. Screw NATO and human rights. These bass turds lost every one of their “human rights” when they flew planes into the WTC and killed 3000 innocent Americans. LOL sorry for the rant. But these people ought to shut up and either let our troops fight the war or bring them home.
Precisely. Gen. Casey is another poor excuse for a military leader. If the Marxist Onada slithers into another term there is no way the foreign-born Presidency Usurper will continue prosecuting the WOT.
Gen. Casey has not been heard from on the subject of Middle East ROE or “Don’t Ask, Don’t tell” policy. He’s simply one more senior militry leader who sees himself as a manager not a warrior.
It's a shame that Bush didn't make a glass parking lot out of Falujah all those years ago when they were cutting off heads and burning out soldiers alive and hanging their bodies from bridges.
He he had done that.. you would of had our enemies lining up in lines 100 miles long to surrender, and thousands of our soldiers would still be alive and our national debt wouldn't be skyrocketing, and the zero wouldn't ever have become President.
Over the last three to five years, it has come to my attention that the U. S. is no longer interested in keeping the shipping lanes open. That’s what our Navy was supposed to be there for, it’s main task.
Then the Somali pirates started taking ships in the Indian Ocean and our Navy did next to nothing about it.
Now China is actually sending a Navy contingent to the area.
So the question is, has our government been doing the very thing you mentioned in your post? Has our Navy been compromised to the point we can’t keep the shipping lanes open? Or is it just that we chose to ignore situations today that will force other nations like China to step up?
We are seeing a global military shift right before our eyes. And yet, some of my friends think this is going to bode well for us as a nation, and the planet as a whole.
When China is the go-to nation to protect the high seas, I want the folks who demanded our troops all come home, to stand up and admit to what they ushered in.
We are seeing nations build up Navy components today, that never saw the need to do so before. It’s my premise that the vacuum the U. S. has created by shrinking it’s Navy, is the real reason.
Under Reagan we had a 600 ship Navy. Today we have less than half that.
How is it already paying off? Not so good IMO.
Excellent post. All true!
And Casey is a jackass.
Oh No! Ya Think?
Been telling my friends there is no way we are leaving, at least in this generation.
Ceding ground to China, Russia and Iran is untenable.
Watching Paksitan implode is absolutely unacceptable.
Any attempt to, once again, wipe Israel from the map must and will be stopped for moral and spiritual reasons.
“Gen. Casey has not been heard from on the subject of Middle East ROE or Dont Ask, Dont tell policy. Hes simply one more senior militry leader who sees himself as a manager not a warrior.”
I don’t know about ROEs in SW Asia. However, GEN Casey, and the other service Chiefs, have all opposed repealing DADT. It is ADM Mullin, the Chair of the Joint Chiefs, that has supported repealing DADT. ADM Mullin is the “bad guy” in this particuliar case.
FR has plenty of those individuals who wish us to go on isolation status, especially now that Obama is president.
And that is exactly what is wrong with this country these days, complete and utter stupidity from the people.
The people are half the reason this country is in the state it is in, by continuing to elect idiots to office and to continue to be influenced by the MSM.
Thank you. That was certainly my first reaction. Once again, you’re right.
10 more years ? Thank you military industrial complex . Ike warned us about you 45 years ago . Did Afghanistan attack us on 9/11 ?
Iran and North Korea love news like this, as do all terrorists and dictators, worldwide.
And how can this ongoing trend, finally, be ended, for always?I’m concerned that conservatism is, actually, on its way out, because of the numbers of, both, politically ignorant voters throughout the U.S. and politically stupid voters throughout the U.S. still voting for leftists, at every political level. Also, if leftist legislation, that’s already in place as law, really can’t be undone by future, non-leftist politicians, then the left will win in the long-term.
Not one senior military officer of any service has meaningfully challenged Onada imposed ROE, DADT or the legitimcy of his presidency. All of these officers swore to uphold and defend our Constitution. That oath transcends loyalty to mere men or women occupying the Oval Office.
If you don’t understand that you understand nothing.
As for McChrystal—it remains to be seen what the Rolling Stones stunt was intended to accomplish.
“As for McChrystalit remains to be seen what the Rolling Stones stunt was intended to accomplish”
GEN McChrystal just was naive in granting that reporter access....he wasn’t attempting to accomplish anything except maybe some positive publicity for the war effort in Afghanistan. It backfired on him. He wasn’t attempting to insult President Obama. He was personally picked by President Obama as the wonderkid to do the impossible.
A TRILLION DOLLARS in reparations would be a good place to start.
Wheres the RNC ?
Casey has spoken against DADT. I’ve not seen anything from him on the current ROEs.