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Monday, April 12, 2021

General: ‘no guarantees of success’

A new US plan to boost American forces and secure Baghdad will target Iranian and Syrian networks in Iraq but its success is not guaranteed, top US officials said in the Iraqi capital.

The plan presented by US President George W. Bush last week has “no guarantees of success and it’s not going to happen overnight,” General George Casey acknowledged.

But Casey, the outgoing US military commander in Iraq, told a joint press conference along with US Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad: “With sustained efforts this can work.”

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Getting by with a little help from their friends

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton didn’t reveal whether she plans to run for president when she called Anita Freedman a few weeks ago. “I didn’t give her a chance,” said Freedman, 79, who displays pictures of the Clintons all over her Portsmouth, N.H., home. “As soon as she said, ‘Hi, this is Hillary Clinton,’ I said, ‘Oh, great! Tell me what we need to do.'”

Six years after leaving office, President Clinton still has plenty of friends in New Hampshire and Iowa, the states that traditionally launch the presidential nominating process.

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