"Alternatively we can insist on defeating the enemies of America and the enemies of the Iraqi people and can develop the strategies and the implementation mechanisms necessary to force victory despite the incompetence of the Iraqi government, the unreliability of Iraqi leaders, and the interference of Syria and Iran on behalf of our enemies"....And his first "Hard Path":
"We can accept defeat and try to rebuild our position in the region while accommodating the painful possibility that these enemies of freedom in Iraq -- evil men, vicious murderers, and sadistic inflictors of atrocities will have defeated both the millions of Iraqis who voted for legal self government and the American people and their government".Newt then continued his testimony and laid-out his 18 Steps to Victory: First, my view of his 18 Steps: After the hierarchy of Command is established, Nos. 6, 7 and 8 are my picks for a starting place. No. 18...I think we'll more likely die of global warming tomorrow than have Senator Harry Reid work with this President toward victory.