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"There is bipartisan congressional support for ‘a long-term residual presence’ of perhaps 40,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, and that the president-elect’s recent statements have not precluded that. Such a presence ‘for decades’ has, he says, followed major U.S. military operations since 1945, other than in Vietnam. And he says, “Look at how long Britain has had troops in Cyprus".
(Intervista di George Will, del Washington Post, al capo del Pentagono di Bush e Obama, Bob Gates)