First the lies, now the spin:
Officials say the prewar miscalculation is providing a new opportunity for the Bush administration. Iraq, like Afghanistan, has become a battlefield for fighting violent Muslim fundamentalists. A second U.S. victory in Iraq, after toppling Saddam, would deliver a significant defeat to Islamist terrorists and perhaps lessen their appeal in the Arab world, officials believe.
Got'em right where we want 'em. Nothing is working to plan, but that's even better. We get to beat 'em twice. If we're lucky, maybe three or four times. Hope our boys over there know how damn lucky they are. It's not every war you get the opportunity to "win" multiple times. Next banner: "Mission Accomplished, yet again!"