“We Are Not Winning In Iraq”

December 5, 2006

Who said this ? Another Democrat anti-war elected official under the gun from Daily Kos, Code Pink, et. al. or perhaps someone like David Gregory, a pathetic loser who wears his love for the Democrats on his sleeve.

Nope. It was the NEW Secretary of Defense Robert Gates:

WASHINGTON (AP) – Robert Gates, the White House choice to be the next defense secretary, conceded Tuesday that the United States is losing the war in Iraq and warned that if that country is not stabilized in the next year or two it could lead to a “regional conflagration.”

At the outset of his Senate confirmation hearing, Gates said he is open to new ideas about correcting the U.S. course in Iraq, which he said would be his highest priority if confirmed as expected.

Gates, 63, said he believes President Bush wants to see Iraq improve to the point where it can govern and defend itself, while seeking a new approach. “What we are now doing is not satisfactory,” Gates said.

“In my view, all options are on the table, in terms of how we address this problem in Iraq,” he added.

Bringing a smile to Carl Levin:

Asked point-blank by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., whether the U.S. is winning in Iraq, Gates replied, “No, sir.”

This guy will get confirmed, he is saying all the things the Dems want their new puppet to say. Robert Gates today, possibly George Mitchell for UN Ambassador tomorrow. Is George Bush still the President ?

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