An important press conference was not held in Washington last week.
The leaders of the Democratic Party did not say, "We'd like to thank
President Bush for his new, realistic tone about the war in Iraq. In
his recent speeches, the President has acknowledged that U.S.
military strategy has been defective, especially in the Sunni
triangle. He has made clear the difficulty we have had in training
Iraqi security forces. He has expressed concern about the power that
ethnic militias have overthose forces. He has expressed dismay about the corruption rampant in