In case of Mogadishu, taking into consideration the fact that this is a city
of 2.2 million people, awash with guns, the type of security challenge we face
are not all that unexpected or alarming.
Now this is what he has to say:
There are no mass casualties of the type that the so-called
human rights organizations have been reporting.I would be very surprised if it
were to take us more than a week or two to completely clear Mogadishu.
Forget the facts of the statements. Important here is how his lines kept changing dramatically in the last three months. That is how war are lost. Remember US in Iraq? What is surprising is in Somalia, It took way, way lesser time for the insurgency to pop up.