'State of Denial,' Part II
The White House is moving the political goalposts
in Iraq, thanks to the recent military successes of the surge. The Dems are reluctantly adapting
to the moving political goalposts in Iraq, thanks to the recent military successes of the surge. ...
... Fred Kaplan
is also intrigued with Gen. Petraeus's new opportunity
to shape the future generation of Army generals. ... Hey, what a coincidence: Charles
are all asking the same asymmetric-partisan-warfare question of the week: Why aren't Dems acknowledging the success of the surge? Far be it for Hub Blog to provide the answer, but it has something to do with why Charles, Cal and Jeff were themselves AWOL when things weren't going well under Rummy: partisan hackery. ...
... FYI: As thrilled as I am about the surge's military successes, Iraq remains a very screwed up nation
whose future is bleak. Petraeus isn't producing a true 'victory,' something that was lost long ago. He's instead conducting a brilliant salvage operation, something that falls in between 'victory' and 'defeat.' At this point, I'll take it, even though it could all come crashing down
for political reasons, both in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...