Permanent marker

If the U.S. is ultimately leaving Iraq, why is the military building 'permanent' bases?
The supplemental funding bill for the war in Iraq signed by President Bush in early May 2005 provides money for the construction of bases for U.S. forces that are described as "in some very limited cases, permanent facilities."

Several recent press reports have suggested the U.S. is planning up to 14 permanent bases in Iraq— a country that is only twice the size of the state of Idaho.

Why is the U.S. building permanent bases in Iraq?

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