Will The Real Losers On Iraq Please Stand Up
The Chicago Tribune– July 9, 2008-
Last year, when Democrats in Congress tried to lock in a timetable for a troop withdrawal from Iraq, their legislation was based on the notion that we’d already lost an unwinnable war. Now Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki proposes a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal, evidently for exactly the opposite reason: He thinks we’ve won.
The Wall Street Journal– July 9, 2008-
A year ago, the conventional Beltway wisdom had it that Iraq was a failed state. Today, the same wisdom holds that it is less chaotic but still fragile, dependent entirely on a U.S. presence to survive. But judging by recent comments from Nouri al-Maliki, even this view may be out of date.
The Australian, July 9, 2008-
IRAQI Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has for the first time called for a timetable to be set for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, a step that the Bush administration has long opposed.
…Mr Maliki, who boasted last week that he had crushed terrorism in the country, suggested it was time to start setting time lines.
Sorry defeatists. It’s over.
You were wrong on the most important national security discussion of our time.
We won in Iraq.
You were wrong.
Related… The US has lost 2 soldiers in Iraq this month.
The Anchoress writes about winning today– something all democrats should read.