Gen. David H. Petraeus quote
Gen. David H. Petraeus, Jan. 27, envisioning troops performing a mission that places greater emphasis on empowering Iraq's "reconcilables" - those who embrace cooperation over divisiveness.

I think our Soldiers were prepared intellectually for the concept that there were reconcilables whom we needed to reach out to and try to become part of the solution over time, rather than part of the problem. And, you try to minimize the number of irreconcilables, because at the end of the day, they have to be killed, captured, or run out of the country.

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