Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Obama has it wrong

As usual Victor Davis Hanson has it right on every score regarding Obama's world view. From talking to Iran to driving our SUV's, Obama gets it wrong every time. But Hanson really hits the nail on the head when it comes to Iraq:

He needs to update his doom and gloom on Iraq, in which, as the Mosul operation suggests, the final missing pieces — the Shiite-dominated constitutional government turning on Iranian-back Shiite militias, as Sunnis rejoin government and continue to rout al Qaeda — are falling into place. Iraqis are taking more and more responsibility for their future, violence is down, our own recruitments are up, our military is beginning to promote the mavericks, and we are close to having done the impossible of securing a constitutional state in a primordial region. All that for now is the best shot we have in tempering Iran's agenda, as a democratic Iraq can become as subversive to theocratic Iran as its militias are to Iraq.