CIA Said Instability Seemed 'Irreversible' - washingtonpost.com: "Later that morning, around the same conference table, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden painted a starkly different picture for members of the study group. Hayden said 'the inability of the government to govern seems irreversible,' adding that he could not 'point to any milestone or checkpoint where we can turn this thing around,' according to written records of his briefing and the recollections of six participants.
'The government is unable to govern,' Hayden concluded. 'We have spent a lot of energy and treasure creating a government that is balanced, and it cannot function.'"
July 13, 2007
Perhaps this is the sort of thing that should have been considered a year and a thousand American lives ago, rather than to continue to ignore everything that seems challenging to what Bush persistently terms "the mission"