In today’s Washington Post Thomas Ricks profiles General Ray Odierno. Most of the profile constitutes a look back. At the end, however, Ricks gets Odierno to look ahead:
One of the points he would stress to the new commander in chief, Odierno said, would be “the importance of us leaving [Iraq] with honor and justice.”
“For the military, he added, “it’s extremely important because of all the sacrifice and time and, in fact, how we’ve all adjusted and adapted.”
UPDATE: Post publicist Maria Cereghino writes that the Odierno profile is one of two excertps from Ricks’s forthcoming The Gamble. She directs us to the second excerpt, with interactive features, here.
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