...the insurgents, by most accounts, are winning. Even Secretary of State Colin Powell, a former general who stays in touch with the Joint Chiefs, has acknowledged this privately to friends in recent weeks, NEWSWEEK has learned. The insurgents have effectively created a reign of terror throughout the country, killing thousands, driving Iraqi elites and technocrats into exile and scaring foreigners out. 'Things are getting really bad,' a senior Iraqi official in interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's government told NEWSWEEK last week.I wonder if we'll get any closer to the truth about what's going on in Iraq after the election on Tuesday. That's my barometer of how challenged a Kerry administration will be - dealing with the truth on the ground.
Sunday, October 31, 2004
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