Proof that most US troops would have been out of Iraq by now had the 'resistance' not been so violent. The 'resistance' should have listened to Sistani.
Iraq war plan projected just 5,000 US troops in 2006
Published: Thursday February 15, 2007
Newly obtained documents reveal that U.S. war planners expected only a small number of American troops would remain in Iraq by the end of 2006.
Meeting slides prepared by Central Command for a White House briefing in 2002 show CentCom's projection that "the U.S. would have only 5,000 troops left in Iraq as of December 2006," Joyce Battle and Thomas Blanton write for the National Security Archive.
The Associated Press reported that about 140,000 U.S. troops were in Iraq by early December 2006.