General Michael Hayden, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has said that violence in Iraq has reached almost satanic levels, and is fearful that the Iraqi Government is not capable of bringing it under control.
General Hayden was speaking during an appearance before the Senate's Armed Services Committee in Washington.
General Hayden also said that the situation will get much worse if US troops start leaving the country.
The US is caught between a rock and a hard place on this issue, without any proespect of a painless solution.
Who was it said "Mission Accomplished"?