Monday, July 30, 2007

A War We Just Might Win

This is going to be interesting how this plays out. From what I have read it seems to have become the consensus that the war is lost. Now comes an op ed in the NY Times of all places that says we are in fact beginning to get a handle on the situation.

So, will this story get picked up by the MSM (main stream media)? Not if they can help it, I would wager. Still it will be interesting to see how this plays out:

VIEWED from Iraq, where we just spent eight days meeting with American and Iraqi military and civilian personnel, the political debate in Washington is surreal. The Bush administration has over four years lost essentially all credibility. Yet now the administration’s critics, in part as a result, seem unaware of the significant changes taking place.

Here is the most important thing Americans need to understand: We are finally getting somewhere in Iraq, at least in military terms. As two analysts who have harshly criticized the Bush administration’s miserable handling of Iraq, we were surprised by the gains we saw and the potential to produce not necessarily “victory” but a sustainable stability that both we and the Iraqis could live with. Read More.

1 comment:

Ray said...

First Burns, now these two from Brookings. The media just may have gotten tired of reporting for the Dems and have decided that they should instead be reporting the news.

Possibly the media looked at the polls and saw that the Democratic led House and Senate are going down fast and don't want to go down with them.

Captain Pelosi and First Mate Reid will go down with the "ship".

If only the GOP, were better politicians as a whole. I think its time for a real change in D.C.