“So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn’t th

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Exchange from today's White House press briefing: Q Slides from a pre-war briefing show that by this point, the U.S. expected that the Iraqi army would be able to stabilize the country and there would be as few as 5,000 U.S. troops there. What went wrong?MR. SNOW: I'm not sure anything went wrong. The final two paragraphs in the story of The Emperor's New Clothes: "But he hasn't got anything on!" the whole town cried out at last.The Emperor shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all.

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