An unrealistic mission in Iraq

October 05, 2005|By ROBERT E. BARTOS

Lost in the turmoil and scandals of Katrina and Rita was the sudden reassignment of Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, head of the Multinational Security Transition Command in Iraq, whose job was to train Iraqi military forces, which, from most of the evidence, are still raw.

General Petraeus, whose assignment lasted about a year, will be exiled to the U.S. heartland to train U.S. military officers.

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