Iraq doing Better through White House’s Eyes

30 08 2007

From the WashingtonPost:

Iraqhas failed to meet all but three of 18 congressionally mandated benchmarks for political and military progress, according to a draft of a Government Accountability Office report. The document questions whether some aspects of a more positive assessment by the White House last month adequately reflected the range of views the GAO found within the administration.

But most interesting:

The person who provided the draft report to The Post said it was being conveyed from a government official who feared that its pessimistic conclusions would be watered down in the final version — as some officials have said happened with security judgments in this month’s National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq.

It is sad that no one can trust the government.  It is also sad that the government doesn’t realize that the truth might actually be more useful than their dreamed up bull shit.

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