A New Depth in Cynicism

This mental midget was well-coached by Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and cohorts.

US general likens Iraq to “work of art” in progress
02 Nov 2006 15:25:32 GMT
Source: Reuters
By Claudia Parsons

BAGHDAD, Nov 2 (Reuters) – A senior U.S. general compared Iraq on Thursday to a “work of art” in progress, saying it was too soon to judge the outcome and playing down violence and friction with Iraqi leaders as “speed bumps” on the road.

“A lump of clay can become a sculpture, blobs of paint become paintings which inspire,” Major General William Caldwell, chief military spokesman, told his weekly Baghdad news briefing.

“The final test of our efforts will not be the isolated incidents reported daily but the country that the Iraqis build.”

Three-and-a-half years after the U.S.-led invasion, President George W. Bush is under intense pressure over his Iraq policy ahead of next week’s Congressional elections where polls show he could lose control of both houses halfway through his second term in office.

Rising U.S. casualties and spiralling sectarian violence and insurgent attacks that kill hundreds of Iraqi civilians every week have sparked heated debate in the United States over whether Iraq is descending into civil war.

“Every great work of art goes through messy phases while it is in transition,” Caldwell said.

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