On July 19, 2006, Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan Meghan O’Sullivan stated in a memo to her boss, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley: ” ‘The current focus on drawing down coalition troops [in Iraq],’ she wrote, ‘is one of several factors suggesting that’–and here she switched to bold type–‘we are executing a plan based on assumptions that are no longer valid.’ ”

 – Bob Woodward, The War Within, Page 69