Remember I predicted yesterday that few news outlets would highlight the statement of Admiral Mullen that the United States cannot afford to lose the war in Iraq? Well, judge for yourself if I called it right. MSNBC titles the piece "MULLEN: DRAWDOWN IRAQ TROOPS"
"No amount of troops in no amount of time will make much of a difference," in Iraq, according to the nominee to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, without progress on the political front from the Iraqi government.Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing, Admiral Mike Mullen just said that the U.S. must plan for the eventual drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq and the turnover of security responsibility there to the Iraqis.
Looks like they found the nugget they were looking for and ran with it.