The Washington Times - March 28, 2008, 10:10AM

“The desirability of a similar presence in Iraq was obvious as long as five years ago to retired Gen. Merrill McPeak, one of Barack Obama’s leading military advisers and his campaign co-chairman. During the first week of the Iraq War, McPeak (a war critic) suggested in an interview that ‘we’ll be there a century, hopefully. If it works right.’ (Meaning, if we win.)”\

Joseph Curl, senior White House correspondent, The Washington Times