This is taken from the opening lines of the ISG Executive Summary, which was released this AM. This is not news to many of us who have watched this debacle from afar.. As it is being said by this prestigious group, it may gain more credibility. http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/iraq_study_group_report.pdf There is no guarantee for success in Iraq. The situation in Baghdad and several provinces is dire. Saddam Hussein has been removed from power and the Iraqi people have a democratically elected government that is broadly representative of IraqÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s population, yet the government is not adequately advancing national reconciliation, providing basic security, or delivering essential services. The level of violence is high and growing. There is great suffering, and the daily lives of many Iraqis show little or no improvement. Pessimism is pervasive.