'Rooting for an American defeat'
hits the blowhard trifecta: 1.) Conservatives like George Will represent 'defeatism on the right.' 2.) So-called 'realists' like Brent Scowcroft are 'rooting for an American defeat.' 3.) The media wants to discredit President Bush with a 'defeat in Iraq.' ... Well, thank God rational conservatives, realists, the media and the American people via the 2006 elections forced Bush to dump the nation's worst defense secretary since Robert McNamara and finally change course in Iraq. Those changes didn't happen because of the happy-talk cheerleading on the pro-war right. ... And there are
changes in Iraq. Positive changes that we should all be grateful for, though it's not clear yet if Petraeus's successes will be long lasting. ...