Gates Offers Blunt Review of Progress in Iraq
"We probably all underestimated the depth of the mistrust and how difficult it would be for these guys to come together on legislation, which, let's face it, is not some kind of secondary issue."Sorry Mr Gates not all of us "underestimated the depth of the mistrust and how difficult it would be for these guys to come together". Nearly everyone but the delusional neocons and the Bush administration realized it. There is no military solution and there is no political solution. The US cannot support current troop levels past March at the latest and any military gains now will evaporate once US troop levels decrease. There is no possibility that the Iraqis will come together between now and then, in fact the divisions are only widening. It is time to start planning for a complete withdrawal as quickly as possible.