Two bits of news should make that perfectly clear. Lest start with British General Sir Richard Dannatt, the head of the United Kingdom's Army.
He is warning that Iraq could break the British army, and points out that
the continuing presence of British troops "exacerbates the security problems" in Iraq
The we hear that the George Bush appointed committee headed by Bush 41 loyalist James Baker has ruled out the prospect for victory.
A commission formed to assess the Iraq war and recommend a new course has ruled out the prospect of victory for America, according to draft policy options shared with The New York Sun by commission officials.
We have lost, what we determine now is the nature of the lose. For those of us who counseled caution this is not unexpected, but still deeply saddening. The list of what ifs will keep historians and military planers busy for the next few decades, but for us, we now have to figure out, what is the best way to lose this fight, and determine if there is anything that can be salvaged in Afghanistan.