VIDEO: Gates Says U.S. Is Not Winning Iraq War

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"VIDEO: Gates Says U.S. Is Not Winning Iraq War"

Incoming Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin’s (D-MI) first question to Defense Secretary nominee Robert Gates: “Mr. Gates, do you believe that we are currently winning in Iraq?”

Gates’ answer: “No, sir.” Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2006/12/gates.320.240.flv]

Just weeks ago, President Bush expressed the opposite position. From 10/25/06:

REPORTER: Are we winning?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Absolutely, we’re winning.

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