George w. Bush and his ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Cocker, try to put a very positive spin on the mess they've created in that country. Cocker's real assessment was apparent in a cable he sent to the Bush administration, a copy of which fell into the hands of the Washington Post.
The cable calls for all Iraqis currently working for the US to be given refugee status. Cocker warns that without the promise of safe haven in America, the Iraqi employees will quit.
It seems the Iraqis in the employ of the American occupation are under no illusions about how well it's all going.