A fair and politic assessment

As liberal analysts like Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack and MSM reporters like John Burns describe the major progress we’re making in Iraq, what does General Petraeus have to say? Here’s what he told Michael Yon (via an NRO symposiuim):

Our assessment at this point is that we have begun to achieve a degree of momentum on the ground in going after AQI sanctuaries and in disrupting the activities of some of the militia extremists; however, AQI continues to try to reignite ethno-sectarian violence and clearly still has the capability to carry out sensational attacks that cause substantial civilian loss of life. And the militia elements certainly continue to pursue sectarian displacement in certain fault-line areas and to cause trouble in some Shia provinces as well. So there

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