"Apples! Gravy! Very small rocks!"
"By the way, the Japanese defense forces did a really good job when they were in Iraq. And they're able to leave because they did such a good job. And now the Iraqis will be running the province in which the Japanese forces used to be. Nevertheless, the Prime Minister, as he mentioned in the comments, will continue to provide airlift capacity and naval help."
-- G.W. Bush yesterday.
So . . . if the Japanese did such a good job . . . and they get to leave . . . . and if we're making good progress . . . .
[h/t reader Leslie for this quote]