If by 'quagmire' you mean 7-12 years...

top military commander in Iraq predicts that "despite Iraqi voters 'sticking that ink-stained finger in the eye of the insurgents,'" the insurgency could go on for another 7-12 years. AND: "A senior Administration official tells Time that a conversation with Vladimir Putin was 'like something out of 1984," because "Putin thought we'd fired Dan Rather.'" (Cursor)

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