Friday, September 22, 2006

National Strategy for Victory in Iraq

There have been many questions asked as to whether or not President Bush actually has a plan as far as Operation Iraqi Freedom is concerned. Yes, he does. Here it is:

"The following document articulates the broad strategy the President set forth in 2003 and provides an update on our progress as well as the challenges remaining."

"The United States has no intention of determining the precise form of Iraq's new government. That choice belongs to the Iraqi people. Yet, we will ensure that one brutal dictator is not replaced by another. All Iraqis must have a voice in the new government, and all citizens must have their rights protected.

Rebuilding Iraq will require a sustained commitment from many nations, including our own: we will remain in Iraq as long as necessary, and not a day more."


Table of Contents
Executive Summary.

PART I Strategic Overview.
  • Victory in Iraq Defined
  • Victory in Iraq is a Vital U.S. Interest
  • The Benefits of Victory in Iraq
  • The Consequences of Failure
  • Our Enemies and Their Goals
  • The Strategy of Our Enemies
  • Our Strategy for Victory is Clear A. The Political Track (Isolate, Engage,
  • Build)B. The Security Track (Clear, Hold, Build)C. The Economic Track (Restore, Reform, Build)
  • This Strategy is Integrated, and its Elements are Mutually Reinforcing
    Victory Will Take Time
    Why Our Strategy Is (and Must Be) Conditions-Based
  • Our Strategy Tracks and Measures Progress
PART II Strategy in Detail.
  • The Political Track in Detail
  • The Security Track in Detail
  • The Economic Track in detail
  • Organization for Victory
APPENDIX
  • The Eight Pillars
This is for all of you who thought he did not have a strategy and those who knew he did. It is spelled out nicely here, and the date on it is November 2005. It has been revised, and it will continue to be revised. However, the basic principles will remain. Have a nice day.

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