(hat tip Balloon Juice)
I try not to discount any report from Iraq simply because it doesn't match my current assessment. So I don't discount positive reports even though I currently think Iraq is a huge fuckup.
Not all positive reports can be delusional. Nor can all negative reports be delusional. Those who push one or the other cannot simply dismiss the counterparts because they don't agree.
Iraq is complicated.
The question I always come back to is this: if Iraq is a complicated puzzle is the military really the best way to solve that puzzle?