"I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency."Last week
Dick Cheney, CNN
"I think the more accurate way to approach this right now is to concede that ... this insurgency is not going to be settled, the terrorists and the terrorism in Iraq is not going to be settled, through military options or military operations."
Brig. Gen. Donald Alston, the chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq