WEST POINT, N.Y. Former President Jimmy Carter says he doubts whether
the U-S military will ever completely pull out of Iraq, despite what the Bush
administration says about a possible withdrawal beginning next year.
Carter was at the U-S Military Academy yesterday to sign copies of his newest
book for West Point cadets.
He said he believes America will have a major military presence in Iraq for
decades to come. Carter's comments come a week after President Bush told midshipmen
at the U-S Naval Academy to expect troop withdrawals sometime in 2006.