Friday, September 07, 2007

Independent Reports on Iraq

Four independent reports on the current conditions in Iraq are briefly reviewed by Steve Benen.

General Accounting Office report that can be read here (pdf).

Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq (a commission of retired military officers).

Congressional Research Service.

U.S. Embassy in Iraq (soon to be released).

Oh, and let's not forget that letter to the NYT written by seven enlisted soldiers who just finished a tour in Iraq.

Not one of these independent reports paints a pretty picture of the current military and political situation in Iraq. But soon we will have the report from General Petraeus. What is the likelihood of a military General telling his commander in chief "hey boss, we're losing this war"? That is not going to happen.

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