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Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM
 
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It's in his memoir Duty. Both he and Panetta were pushing hard to slow down withdrawal. He says there were many Iraqi leaders who wanted that too, but none were willing to say it publicly.
I read Gates book, maybe you can quote his exact statements.
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I read Gates book, maybe you can quote his exact statements.
Look on page 237. He reiterates the same thing later in the book but I can't remember the exact page number. I don't have my copy with me. It's page 500-something.

He said that many Iraqi leaders wanted some US forces to stay, but none would say it publicly because of political considerations.
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