New NIE on Iraq: The prognosis is grim

U.S. intelligence agencies predict the Iraqi government will grow weaker over the next six to 12 months.

Published August 23, 2007 3:49PM (EDT)

The not exactly surprising conclusion of the newly released National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq: "Iraqi political leaders remain unable to govern effectively," and the current Iraqi government -- that thing we're supposed to be supporting with the "surge" -- will become even more precarious over the next year.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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