Gates' key soundbite was the admission that the US is "not currently winning" the war in Iraq. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski called it a "sharp departure" from the Bush Administration's current line. ABC's Jonathan Karl (subscription required) pointed out Gates' later clarification: "We are not losing either." CBS' David Martin heard Gates' "bluntly criticize" his predecessor's policies: a shortage of US occupation troops, the disbanding of the Iraqi Army and the purge of the Baath Party.
You must be logged in to this website to leave a comment. Please click here to log in so you can participate in the discussion.