Fun with conditionals

“The U.S. is no closer to being able to leave Iraq than it was a year ago,” it concluded. “Lasting political development could take five to 10 years of full, unconditional U.S. commitment to Iraq.”

Or, if we continue to be "no closer" for "five to 10 years," it "could" take 50 to 100 years of "full, unconditional U.S. commitment to Iraq" before we see the "lasting political development."

On the other hand, we could leave right away.


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