BAGHDAD, Dec. 5, 2007 – Field commanders deployed throughout Iraq gathered here today to tell Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates firsthand that the U.S. strategy in Iraq is working and to urge vigilance in seeing it through.
But asked if there was one central message the commanders delivered, Simock said they’re confident the strategy in Iraq is showing results and don’t want to give up too soon.
“We’re winning; there is no doubt,” Simcock said. “I wanted to make sure we are winning here on the ground. Now we need to stay and finish the job. It ain’t done yet.”http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=48329