Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winning in Iraq

WSJ has this excellent piece titled "Bush's Real Sin Was Winning in Iraq."

Yet perhaps the most important reason for this unpopularity is the one least commented on.

Here's a hint: It's not because of his failures. To the contrary, Mr. Bush's disfavor in Washington owes more to his greatest success. Simply put, there are those who will never forgive Mr. Bush for not losing a war they had all declared unwinnable.

Oh, how the Democrats howled about how the war was lost. Let's just cut our losses and get out of there, they pleaded. Obama said he was "not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq are going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse."

All proven wrong.

The media was against the surge, Democrats were against the surge. Yet it worked. Now they are as quiet as church mice about Iraq. Not a squeak.

After 9-11 Bush told us that he would do everything in his power to get those who planned 9-11 and to keep us safe.

He did both.

Here is one man's thank you: via Mudville