CIA on Iraq: 'We're screwed'

A classified CIA message from Baghdad says that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating and that security issues are getting worse (Reuters). A similar description, though more polished, was given by a returning agent.

Gen. George W. Casey, a top commander over there, hasn't disagreed with the content of the assessments. But John Negroponte, ambassador to Iraq, disagrees, but only to the extent that the language in the cable, in his opinion, was too harsh.

Perhaps Negroponte objected to the harsh words: "Dear Mr. Goss (stop) We're all fucking screwed over here! (stop) Game over, man! (stop)" while not disagreeing with the over-all message.