Originally Posted by Sasquatch
So who is qualified to give this assessment if not the military commander in charge of the largest theater, both in terms of manpower and expenditure, in the GWOT?
I don't think your analogy is a good one. He overseas all coalition forces in Iraq which supposedly is the MAIN front in the GWOT. I'm not sure that's the equivalent of a mere district manager.
The only assessment he is qualified to give is if he feels that his objective (which is to setp a safe and democratic Iraq) is being accomplished.
That wasn't the question - the question was whether the Iraq war makes America safer. That isn't something he is an expert in. The question should be posed to the administrators who sent the general to Iraq in the first place.