Defense Secretary Robert Gates quote
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Jan. 26, referring to the new Iraq strategy and Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, who was confirmed by the Senate to lead Multi-National Force-Iraq.

It's an issue that I've felt strongly about from the beginning - that the reconstruction and economic development part of this strategy of clear, hold and build are critically important to its long-term success. We will wait until General Petraeus arrives on the scene and get his estimation of what he needs.

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