Richard Engel on NBC Nightly News (10/21/11), speaking about the end of the Iraq War:
The training wheels off, Iraq will have to succeed or fail without American troops on the ground to guide the way.
That’s quite a metaphor–invading and occupying a country for eight years as “training wheels.”
Engel’s report includes this reference to the death toll:
Iraqi deaths, almost 150,000, but many Iraqis believe it’s a million.
Of course it’s not just Iraqis who believe this ….
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