For example, you may have read or heard some reports about John McCain and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta being cross with one another. You really weren't told what it was about, of course.
Later in the questioning, Senator Lindsey Graham would get his turn. He would pursue the same topics as McCain and make a point to ask what was the Kurds position on US troops remaining in Iraq?
Panetta admitted that they wanted US troops in Iraq.
Okay, what about the Sunnis?
Panetta admitted that they wanted US troops in Iraq as well.
And Graham knew Nouri had because he and McCain had spoken to Nouri about it on a trip there earlier this yea.
Graham couldn't understand how having those three focal points didn't result in a deal.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"