Monday, September 10, 2007

See You in Six Months ...

My first impression after reviewing today's testimony on the Hill from General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker. Nothing unexpected, nothing dramatic, and, as Michael Abramowitz from the Washington Post aptly described it, an exercise in "kicking the can" down the road. Avoidance of saying that Iraqis have failed to meet benchmarks in favor of finding the good points to highlight; the sense that aw shucks the military and the diplomats are just trying to implement strategy, not craft the policy (isn't that your job here in Washington, anyway)?

All summer we were told that this was going to be a defining moment in the Iraq debate; now I assume we'll be waiting for the presidential primaries and for March 2008.

Yes, King George the Less (and you thoyght that the father was mediocre...) has succeeded in ensuring that his successor will be blamed for the manifold insanities of his Iraq policy. That's "Mission Accomplished" for Petraeus and Crocker. The Dolchslosslegende may continue intensive development at 1600 Penn. Avenue, the RNC, Heritage, and AEI.

And America will suffer great harm thereby.

But all that is important to rethuglicans is that they can blame their screw-ups on Librulz!
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