The claims must inevitably be doubted, of course, in the face of both continuing violence across the nation and the rising protest movement in Iraq. Indeed, one would assume that if the State Department had a $1 billion magic bullet they would’ve used it 8 years ago.I really find it offensive that they think we're so stupid. Every year, they offer up some lame excuse about progress and how it's almost there. They're no where close to it.
They think they can just string us along -- like they're our drug pusher.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):