The cocksure war supporters learned this humbling lesson during the dark days of 2006. And now the cocksure surge opponents, drunk on their own vindication, will get to enjoy their season of humility. They have already gone through the stages of intellectual denial. First, they simply disbelieved that the surge and the Petraeus strategy was doing any good. Then they accused people who noticed progress in Iraq of duplicity and derangement. Then they acknowledged military, but not political, progress. Lately they have skipped over to the argument that Iraq is progressing so well that the U.S. forces can quickly come home.
Gina Cobb adds, “The Americans who elected George W. Bush as their commander in chief, or who at least gave him the benefit of the doubt in wartime, were right.”
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Enjoy your crow, Harry Reid.
We await your apology to President Bush and the troops.
Related… Flopping Aces reported that a pre-war Al-Qaeda camp in Iraq tested positive for biological and chemical weapons.
UPDATE: Sadly, even today, Democrats still seem wholly uninterested in the outcome in Iraq.
How anyone can take them seriously on national security is beyond comprehension.