General David Petraeus, March 2007. – “There is no military solution to a problem like that in Iraq.
General Wesley Clark (ret.). Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. May 2007 – “The fact is, this president never listened to the soldiers on the ground. The problem is not just a military problem. It is a political problem and a diplomatic problem.”
There is no military solution in Iraq. Our current course unacceptably holds U.S. strategic fortunes hostage to events in Iraq that are beyond our control; we must change course. Using diplomatic, political, and economic power, we can responsibly end the war and removing all of our troops from Iraq.”