Friday, Mar. 19, 2010

June 2005
Off Message

"We're not going to win against the insurgency. The Iraqi people are going to win against the insurgency. That insurgency could go on for any number of years...five, six, eight, 10, 12 years."

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, appearing on Fox News Sunday

Only a month after Cheney airs his rosy view of the Iraqi insurgency, Rumsfeld appears to contradict the Vice President. During his interview with Chris Wallace, he explains that the goal of the coalition is to set up an environment in which the Iraqi people can have success in the long-term battle against the insurgency, and that it will be they—not coalition forces—who will be fighting the insurgency in the years to come.