“Things aren’t getting better; they’re getting worse. The White House is completely disconnected from reality; It’s like they’re just making it up as they go along. The reality is that we’re losing in Iraq.”
Das sagt der republikanische Senator Chuck Hagel in: “USNews.com: With his polls down, Bush takes flak on Iraq from a host of critics–including a key moderate Republican“. Dazu passen auch Äußerungen von C. Rice, denen Juan Cole in seinem Beitrag Condi can’t count nachgeht.