Some 1,500 Iraqis have reportedly died in sectarian violence in the last two weeks. Iraqi insurgents continue to carry out roughly 70 attacks each day, and the number of Iraqi battalions capable of fighting without U.S. support has fallen to zero.
In other words, says Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace, “everything you look at” is “going very, very well”:
RUSSERT: If you were to be asked whether things in Iraq are going well or badly, what would you say? How would you answer?
PACE: I’d say they’re going well. I wouldn’t put a great big smiley face on it, but I would say they’re going very, very well from everything you look at.
The nation’s top ranking military official sounds like just another public relations mouthpeice. Maybe Pace also thinks the civil war is actually a good thing.