"The people who say there will be a bloodbath are the ones who said it will be a cakewalk or it will be a slam dunk, and that it will be paid for by oil. Why believe them?"
"That’s a good question. And now, I think the British have finally begun to answer it in a very concrete way. They’ve pulled out of Basra. And violence is down 90 percent.
It is now time for American forces to implement a similar plan, over time, throughout the rest of Iraq."