A Democratic President Will Only Alter the Occupation of Iraq
"This is a question of implementing the following: embedding American advisors with Iraqi combat troops. That's the wording. Meaning, the war won't go on; it'll be more of a civil war, more of an El Salvador or Afghanistan type war. Number two, trainers: 20,000 trainers embedded in the Iraqi security forces, police, interior ministry, so on. Number three, security contractors: there are at least 17,000 Blackwater-type Americans who are security contractors. And you can go on. Special forces, intelligence units, etcetera. Hillary Clinton has said we need to keep a certain percentage of troops there to deter Iran. Barack has been, as usual, the most sophisticated and nuanced, but there's absolutely no question that he will be leaving behind thousands of American special forces to engage in something. "