Asked whether the administration was being candid on Iraq, U.S. national security advisor Condoleezza Rice said the assessment was an attempt to look at the big picture.
"That is no evidence that the Iraqis are falling into civil war. Quite the opposite. Kurds and Shia and Sunnis are working together to build a new Iraq," she told NBC's "Today" show.
"This insurgency has no political program. This is an anarchist insurgency."
Yes, those Iraqi kids today, with their tattoos, their peircings, their spiked hair, and their power chords.