From the BBC:
A top US adviser on Iraq has accused the US military of glossing over an upsurge in violence, just months before its troops are due to be withdrawn.Iraq is more dangerous now than a year ago, said a report issued by the US Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, Stuart W Bowen Junior.He said the killing of US soldiers and senior Iraqi figures, had risen, along with attacks in Baghdad.
A security meltdown in Iraq? US officials ignoring the problem? In the bad old Age of Bush, the media would be on this story like white on rice. Headlines, talking heads, grave speeches from the Senate floor. But fortunately the Democrats are in charge now, and the press doesn’t feel the need to make such a fuss about a little policy failure.They told me the bad news would stop if we elected Barack Obama — and they were right!!