Kevin Drum finds this oddity in General Casey's testimony:
Asked whether the insurgency has worsened, Casey said it has not expanded geographically or numerically, "to the extent we can know that." But he noted that current "levels of violence are above norms," exceeding 500 attacks a week. "I'll tell you that levels of violence are a lagging indicator of success," he addedSo the more successful we are this month, the higher the level of violence next month? Or maybe his brain just exploded from all the cognitive dissonance.