During the Gates hearing this morning, Carl Levin asked him this simple question.
Levin: Mr. Gates, do you believe that we are currently winning in Iraq?
Gates: No, sir.
Steve finds that Bush and Snow have a different opinion on Iraq...
George W. Bush, six weeks ago:
Q: Are we winning?
BUSH: Absolutely, we’re winning...read on
He also says we'll need troops there for a long time---although it could be with a dramatically smaller force. Will the right wingers complain that Gates has emboldened the enemy by stating the obvious truth in Iraq?