Saturday, November 03, 2007


As anyone who reads the blogs knows, things are going well in Iraq. This certainly hasn't always been the case, so it should be a cause for celebration, right? Well, for one thing the MSM isn't really reporting it to the extent they were when things were not going well (surprise!) but this TimesOnline article points out the obvious:

The current achievements, and they are achievements, are being treated as almost an embarrassment in certain quarters. The entire context of the contest for the Democratic nomination for president has been based on the conclusion that Iraq is an absolute disaster and the first task of the next president is to extricate the United States at maximum speed....
All of these attitudes have become outdated. There are many valid complaints about the manner in which the Bush Administration and Donald Rumsfeld, in particular, managed Iraq after the 2003 military victory. But not to recognise that matters have improved vastly in the year since Mr Rumsfeld's resignation from the Pentagon was announced and General Petraeus was liberated would be ridiculous.

You won't hear the Democratic candidates for President saying anything about our success in Iraq. Because unlike McCain who says that he "would rather lose an election than lose a war", the Democrats don't feel that way.

via Ace