New NIE warns that ‘victory’ is not certain in Iraq.

A new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) reportedly “warns that unresolved ethnic and sectarian tensions in Iraq could unleash a new wave of violence, potentially reversing the major security and political gains achieved over the last year.” McClatchy notes that the NIE’s findings “cast doubts on McCain’s frequent assertions that the United States is ‘on a path to victory” and instead echo Gen. David Petraeus, who has objected to using the word “victory” for war in Iraq.