Iraqi leaders have gained little new ground toward meeting key military and political goals . . . [and] that progress justifies a large continued U.S. military presence there.So lemme see if I have this straight, by way of analogy: if I break into your home, smash stuff, kick your ass, get it on with your sister, and then force your lab-collie mix into a life of dog fighting . . . the resulting family disfunctionality & disaster are the rationale for my remaining in your home, to continue breaking stuff, kicking your ass, mackin' on your sis, and sending poor old Rex back to Bad Newz Kennels for a few more rounds with Coach Vick.
Am I missing anything?