Here is the Philadelphia Enquirer story on the bleak CIA report. You should read it. Yet, a caution is order: It does rely a bit heavily on second-hand accounts. Also, it is part and parcel of the CIA vs. DOD power struggle. Still, it is not without value. The points regarding the Governing Council and the point about how our inability to put an end to the insurgency may lead to others joining the terrorists, are worth considering. But see Michael OHanlons testimony to the House Armed Services Committeeon how the counterinsurgency war is going. Its pretty optimistic, and OHanlon is normally quite careful.