A few years back, I had a major run-in with the aforementionned "defense analyst". At the time, probably still is, he was working for the think tank CSIS as well as putting himself around as a TV pundit. Shortly into Op Allied Force, he published his (the CSIS's) 'analysis' of the VJ capability. Since it was one of the most inaccurate and out-of-date pieces of 'analysis' I had ever seen, I thought it might be helpful to contact him and help him out.One of the most well-known defense analysts here in Washington, Anthony Cordesman, has said the British have been defeated in Basra and that Basra is being run completely by Shi'ite militias. Can you give us your thoughts on that?