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An Architect of U.S. Strategy Waits to Pop Cork -- Wall Street Journal
Retired U.S. Army Col. Pete Mansoor invested nearly three years of his life deployed in Iraq, a period he calls the defining experience of a 26-year military career. But as the combat mission there officially ends, he says he doesn't feel like celebrating.
With Iraq's politicians still deadlocked over the formulation of a new government months after March elections, Col. Mansoor says he feels the mission he invested so much of himself in—including the loss of two dozen soldiers under his direct command—remains unaccomplished.
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This is a must read. We are leaving Iraq with a bad taste in our mouths, and a growing feeling that the job .... whatever that job was .... is not completed.