(Warning: Politics Here)
I'd be a lot more confident about this whole Iraq thing if the various people in the Administration would say something like "Yeah, we were wrong in our expectations, but given the current problems here are our plans for getting things on track", as opposed to a whole lot of "Nope, we never said that"-type stuff.
Yes, you did say "Mission Accomplished".
Yes, you did say "They'll welcome us as liberators."
Yes, you did say "They pose an imminent threat."
Lord, I'm getting ever-so-tired of being told that the people whose operational policy is "Deny Everything" -- even stuff that can be looked up by anybody able to work the awesome technology that is Google -- are the ones who are "serious" about national security.