Not What You Would Call – How Do You Say It? – Competent

From Holden:

Your Secretary of State-designate:

Condoleezza Rice, President Bush’s nominee for secretary of state, refused Tuesday to set any timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.


The Iraqi government that emerges from elections on Jan. 30 will almost certainly ask the United States to set a specific timetable for withdrawing its troops, according to new American intelligence estimates described by senior administration officials.

So that gives them, like, two weeks to come up with a plan. And we know how good they are at planning.