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Do you a green or do you believe we need to maintain our presence there.
And whether or not the Iraqi soldiers themselves can protect some of these these cities.
Well the the ultimate goal is to be able to turn it over to the Iraqis -- they would be able to maintain.
And the security that is required to keep the country secure.
Whether we're that at that point yet or not but still remains to be seen that we've had some increased violence and in Baghdad this week car bombing.
A hundred people were killed -- It's it's going to be a tricky time that's the problem was setting deadlines when people know that there's a deadline.
Things kind of RAMP up.
But another question that we need to -- -- look at -- what are we going to do with all of our equipment that is because -- are we going to leave it there or are we going to bring -- home.
We had a hearing last year -- I was listening to.
That the people testify and I asked one of the colonels what what's going to happen we were at the time trying to get more M wrapped vehicles.
Into Iraq to protect our people there.
And and at the same time they were talking over in the senate about pulling out of Iraq and I asked him how many humvees do we have there.
He said 171000.
And we were trying to ramp up to get a thousand.
And wrap me -- thousand them -- a month over there and it looked like we would be.
Trying to bring I said we -- -- almost humvees homeless that everyone.
So -- -- probably send -- ship over with them perhaps bring the ship back with humvees.
It just didn't make any sense I think that's why as as -- suspects said that this is.
The the military know how to do this they have to be above the ones that can actually make these plants and make it work.
To bring honor our troops home safely and I believe we should bring the equipment home.
So it's going to be a very very expensive venture it is going to be a risky venture.
And at the same time we're trying to move more troops into.
Afghanistan and some of the equipment can be transferred but some of it is going we're gonna need different kinds of equipment and Afghanistan -- Were were heading into the next year Yonhap.
Very very -- times.
And he comes to test -- when you when you look at the figures that we were showing him up on the screen that he and the -- cost me approximately 150000.
Dollars 171000 -- That's a lot of equipment and that's just one specific type of equipment not to mention the bulldozers and all other types of equipment that are being used overseas.
Where does this ultimately wind up -- mean eighth.
Yes great question there have been testaments besides the -- 800 billion we've already directly place.
Into our forces in Iraq and to support the Iraqi forces that the cost of this war will ultimately be between two and three trillion dollars.
Because of having to reset the equipment and fix it.
Or replace the equipment that -- speaks very wisely about in addition it's the post traumatic stress disorder of taking care of our troops returning home.
Where over 20% of them have.
This mental challenge.
When you costs that you have -- all of that -- those indirect -- this war will be between two to three trillion dollars but here is what's most important.
This deployment absolutely has to be definitive.
That we must do it why when you have the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff rule about a year ago say.
Afghanistan is spiraling downward and then the head of the CIA a year and a half ago says.
Lot Qaeda the up Qaeda struck us at 9/11 is a safe havens in Pakistan and now we have an army which we now in open testimony would -- and I heard it.
That cannot respond to any other war plan through out the world for example North Korea as you were just talking about.
We cannot have any army unit a position of readiness -- to deploy to defend those 27000 US troops it is South Korea and -- we just can't do it.
So this redeployment is absolutely critical because -- about Altria Iraq's securities about America's security to address the readiness of army.
To take care of these other simmering challenges we have there and that's why this must be done.
All right we'll gentlemen we will leave it there are big costs involved congress and be -- and congress' NASDAQ gentlemen thank you for joining us and I apologize.
Do for the loud noise behind me there's a concert going and our plaza behind us and my good friend FOX & Friends.
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