"There are some encouraging signs. Their rhetoric has been pretty good, but the follow-through with action has not measured up to our hopes."
Who said this?
Former Congressman Lee Hamilton, now co-chairman of a "blue-ribbon" panel reviewing U.S. policy in Iraq. Was he describing Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld on Iraq and the war on terror? Nope.
His comment was aimed at the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
We can well imagine al-Maliki saying, "Funny, that's what I was going to say about you guys."