Former Iraq Commander Sanchez: Best hope now is to 'stave off defeat'
Above: Ricardo Sanchez in Iraq in 2004
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The now-retired U.S. general who led the Iraq war for more than a year says the situation is bleak and that only a large, long-term troop commitment can keep the U.S. from avoiding defeat.
"I think if we do the right things politically and economically with the right Iraqi leadership, we could still salvage at least a stalemate, if you will - not a stalemate but at least stave off defeat," retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez said in Friday's editions of the San Antonio Express-News.
"It's also kind of important for us to answer the question, 'What is victory?' And at this point, I'm not sure America really knows what victory is."
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