G. W. Bush: "We're kicking ass in Iraq" 5 replies, 27135 views

Racer X
9/6/2007 5:06:00 PM
click here for link

hmm....

"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job!"

"Mission Accomplished!"
Racer X
9/6/2007 5:41:00 PM
meanwhile, back down here in reality:


Iraq 'fails to meet key targets' BBC News

The report questions the efficacy of the troop surge


Iraq has managed to reach only three out of 18 progress benchmarks set by the US, a draft of a key report seen by the Washington Post newspaper says. The reported findings of the Government Accountability Office - a Congressional watchdog - contrast with a White House study saying eight goals have been met. The targets were established to monitor Iraq's military and political progress.

"Key legislation has not been passed, violence remains high," is the report's bald assessment, the Post says. The final 69-page report, which will be delivered to Congress on Tuesday next week, says a further two benchmarks have been "partially met".

According to the Washington Post, the official who provided them with the draft feared its "pessimistic conclusions would be watered down in the final version - as some officials have said happened with security judgments in this month's National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq".

The National Intelligence Estimate, the collective analysis of the situation in Iraq by 16 intelligence agencies which was declassified last week, cast fresh doubt about the ability of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki to bring about political unity in Iraq. However, it did say that there had been "measurable but uneven improvements" in Iraq's security since January, following the recent surge in US troop numbers.

The Government Accountability Office report comes just weeks before General David Petraeus, head of US forces in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, the US ambassador to Iraq, are due to deliver a full progress report to Congress, looking in particular at the effect of the surge. Iraq 'fails to meet key targets'


The report questions the efficacy of the troop surge.

Iraq has managed to reach only three out of 18 progress benchmarks set by the US, a draft of a key report seen by the Washington Post newspaper says.

The reported findings of the Government Accountability Office - a Congressional watchdog - contrast with a White House study saying eight goals have been met. The targets were established to monitor Iraq's military and political progress.

"Key legislation has not been passed, violence remains high," is the report's bald assessment, the Post says. The final 69-page report, which will be delivered to Congress on Tuesday next week, says a further two benchmarks have been "partially met".

While the Baghdad security plan was intended to reduce sectarian violence, US agencies differ on whether such violence has been reduced

GAO report, as quoted by Washington Post


According to the Washington Post, the official who provided them with the draft feared its "pessimistic conclusions would be watered down in the final version - as some officials have said happened with security judgments in this month's National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq".

The National Intelligence Estimate, the collective analysis of the situation in Iraq by 16 intelligence agencies which was declassified last week, cast fresh doubt about the ability of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki to bring about political unity in Iraq. However, it did say that there had been "measurable but uneven improvements" in Iraq's security since January, following the recent surge in US troop numbers.

The Government Accountability Office report comes just weeks before General David Petraeus, head of US forces in Iraq, and Ryan Crocker, the US ambassador to Iraq, are due to deliver a full progress report to Congress, looking in particular at the effect of the surge.

"While the Baghdad security plan was intended to reduce sectarian violence, US agencies differ on whether such violence has been reduced," the Post quoted the watchdogs as saying.

"While the Baghdad security plan was intended to
xstraightupx
9/6/2007 5:55:00 PM
"We're kicking ass," Bush said.
haha its pointless to argue this topic because its been done before the end result is crunkmoose and bloodwater exchanging mindless rhetoric with eachother and anyone else that dares read their posts
crunkmoose
9/6/2007 9:43:00 PM
And don't forget "Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive"

And "Harriet Myers was the most qualified candidate."

and "No one dreamed the levies could fail"

palealeisgreat
9/7/2007 6:29:00 AM
Lament Configuration
9/9/2007 4:07:00 PM
Originally posted by:you big meanie

The military stopped releasing statistics on civilian deaths in late 2005.


That kind of says it all.