Last night on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan was asked, “How are we doing” in Iraq? Logan responded, “It’s much worse than the picture, the image we even have of Iraq”:
We’re doing extremely badly, from my point of view. I was asked if I felt any guilt for the fact that the world has an impression of the war in Iraq as being very bad and going very wrong. And I said I really don’t because I can’t imagine the last time anyone saw a dead American soldier. We’ve hidden that from view. Nobody knows what that looks like, and I’ve seen plenty of it. It’s much worse than the picture, the image we even have of Iraq.
In light of a recent Washington Post story reporting that the U.S. had “crippled” al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Logan explained that AQI and al Qaeda are “two entirely different things.” “To say that we have crippled them is suicide,” she stated.