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"The US military cannot defeat the Sunni Arab guerrilla movement any time soon for so many reasons that they cannot all be listed," writes Juan. "[T]he United States is stuck in Iraq for the medium term, and perhaps for the long term. The guerrilla war is likely to go on a decade to 15 years. Given the basic facts, of capable, trained and numerous guerrillas, public support for them from Sunnis, access to funding and munitions, increasing civil turmoil, and a relatively small and culturally poorly equipped US military force opposing them, led by a poorly informed and strategically clueless commander-in-chief who has made himself internationally unpopular, there is no near-term solution." Long but worth the read. (Inf. Comment)

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