Prediction: This institute will officially lose its funding.
[SIZE="4"][B]Pentagon institute calls Iraq war 'a major debacle' with outcome 'in doubt' [/B][/SIZE]
By Jonathan S. Landay and John Walcott, [URL="http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20080418/wl_mcclatchy/2913186"]McClatchy Newspapers[/URL]
[COLOR="DarkRed"][INDENT]Thu Apr 17, 8:38 PM ET
WASHINGTON — The war in Iraq has become "a major debacle" and the outcome "is in doubt" despite improvements in security from the buildup in U.S. forces, according to a highly critical study published Thursday by the Pentagon's premier military educational institute.
The report released by the National Defense University raises fresh doubts about President Bush 's projections of a U.S. victory in Iraq just a week after Bush announced that he was suspending U.S. troop reductions.
[B]The report carries considerable weight because it was written by Joseph Collins , a former senior Pentagon official, and was based in part on interviews with other former senior defense and intelligence officials who played roles in prewar preparations.[/B][/INDENT][/COLOR]
Spin commencement on my mark... 3, ... 2, ... 1, ... NOW!!!
What's to Spin? Victory in Iraq has always been "in doubt".
Thats War and Ocupation for you. Especially when engage in those activities in a poorly planned and executed way. That goes double for a Democracy like ours, where the will of the people can and does have an effect on the abillity/desire of leadership to fight said Wars and engage is such occupations/rebuilding projects.
OH, and IJF, hearing YOU of all people talk of spin......priceless.