"You know, every step of the way in Iraq there have been pessimists and hand-wringers who said it can't be done," McClellan said at a news briefing.
Turns out, those pessimists and hand-wringers are from the Bush Administration! A classified National Intelligence Estimate given to Shrub (of course, he doesn't read, so he was briefed on it) paints a pretty ominous picture of the future of Iraq. From the NYTimes article:
"The estimate outlines three possibilities for Iraq through the end of 2005, with the worst case being developments that could lead to civil war, the officials said. The most favorable outcome described is an Iraq whose stability would remain tenuous in political, economic, and security terms."
So, our best case scenario is tenuous control. All right!
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