That’s how a new report is characterizing the Iraq War:
Newly declassified statistics on the frequency of insurgent attacks in Iraq suggest that after major security gains last fall in the wake of an American troop increase, the conflict has drifted into at least a temporary stalemate, with levels of violence remaining constant from November 2007 through early 2008.
The new figures, presented Tuesday at a Senate hearing in Washington by David Walker, the top official at the Government Accountability Office, emerged a day after eight American soldiers – five in central Baghdad and three in Diyala Province – were killed in bomb attacks. And the trend appeared to continue Tuesday, as bombings and small arms attacks led to casualties among Iraqi civilians and security forces in or near at least seven cities.
So are we ready for a 100 year stalemate?