POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

General Who Declared 'Major Combat Over' In 2003 Now Wants To 'Victory Declaration' Over AQI

Today's Washington Post reports that some military generals are advocating a "declaration of victory" over al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). A military intelligence official tells the Post that Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal is the leading voice in calling for such a declaration:

Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, head of the Joint Special Operations Command's operations in Iraq, is the chief promoter of a victory declaration and believes that AQI has been all but eliminated, the military intelligence official said. But Adm. William J. Fallon, the chief of U.S. Central Command, which oversees Iraq and the rest of the Middle East, is urging restraint, the official said.

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