Yet in their Op-Ed, they purported to describe the encouraging conditions in four places other than Baghdad -- Ramadi, Tal Afar, Mosul, and the Anbar Province -- as though they could possibly have made any meaningful observations during their visits which were all roughly the duration of the average airport layover. Worse, both O'Hanlon and Pollack -- and especially Pollack -- in their interviews repeatedly described their optimistic observations about Iraqi cities in such a way as to create the misleading impression that these were based upon their first-hand observations.
This is the Chimp's way of warming us up for shit. These two clowns come back from Iraq and say everything is peachy and next month, Gen. Petraeus will ask for 'just a little more time and a few more troops'. And the Dems, believing these two faux 'war critics', will roll over once again.
If you want something closer to the truth, Tony Cordesman went along with the two Bush shills.
Yup, things are fine and dandy over there.