Talk about having the eat your words. I mean, the man has so much egg on his face I want to slap him with ham and make an omelette.
From February 2010:
I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration.
You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.
I spent — I’ve been there 17 times now. I go about every two months — three months. I know every one of the major players in all of the segments of that society.
It’s impressed me. I’ve been impressed how they have been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.
Ah yes, Mr. Expert, been there 17 times, knows the players. Knows how it’s going to go down, y’all.
Just like the summer of recovery he was guiding us toward, five summers ago.