"The level of activity that we see today from a military standpoint, I think, will clearly decline. I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency."
--Vice President Dick Cheney
CNN, May 31, 2005
"I believe there are more foreign fighters coming into Iraq than there were six months ago. [The level of the insurgency is] about the same."
-- GEN John Abizaid, Commander, US Central Command
Testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee
June 23, 2005
(Detroit Free Press)