"The security situation is worsening." Well, if retired General Jack Keane, one of the architects and chief propagandists for the Surge, says it's so, then it must be.
Meanwhile, Sadr has responded to Maliki's ultimatum to the Mahdi Army that it must lay down its arms within 72 hours by demnading Maliki go home to Baghdad and send in a parliamentary team to negotiate their way back to the ceasefire.
And the US keeps on supporting the least-popular option - and the one that Iran supports too. Divide and conquer, not support for democracy, is always the colonialist way.
Anyone remember who said this about Iraq back in January 2007?
This political culture is not ready for representative governmentThat's right - General Jack Keane.