Quote of the day:

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 at 03:51 PM

There is no guarantee for success in Iraq. The situation in Baghdad and several provinces is dire. Saddam Hussein has been removed from power and the Iraqi people have a democratically elected government that is broadly representative of Iraq's population, yet the government is not adequately advancing national reconciliation, providing basic security, or delivering essential services. The level of violence is high and growing. There is great suffering, and the daily lives of many Iraqis show little or no improvement. Pessimism is pervasive.
The Iraq Study Group Report, Chapter I (link takes you to full text of the PDF version of the Report; quote is from PDF page 19).