Gen. David H. Petraeus quote
September 10, 2007
I believe IraqAca,!a,,cs problems will require a long-term effort. There are no easy answers or quick solutions. And, though we both [U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker] believe this effort can succeed, it will take time. Our assessments underscore, in fact, the importance of recognizing that a premature drawdown of our forces would likely have devastating consequences.