Terry makes about as much sense as the Defense Dept. They have a story which informs the world that:
A final investment in the transition to a civilian-led U.S. presence in Iraq will produce enduring results and create a stabilizing force in the region, a senior defense official told legislators here yesterday.
“We are 10 yards from the goal line and need one final push,” Colin Kahl, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East, told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
“The strategic dividends of our enormous sacrifice are within reach,” Kahl added, “as long as we take the proper steps to consolidate our hard-fought gain.”Oh, okay. That's what was missing all this time in the illegal war: A final push.
Got it. That's going to change everything. It's going to take this lost war and make it a win.
It is a lost war. It's amazing that people want to pretend otherwise. There was no win there. We've all seen D-Day footage. We know what a win looks like. We know a win's celebrated.
Like the Pentagon, Terry Gross is full of s**t.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"