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More Democrats are Admitting that Winning in Iraq is Bad for Them

First Congressman James Clyburn acknowledged it, and now other Democrats are too. Investors Business Daily has an editorial that further illustrates how the Democrats are now laying aside all pretense and are admitting that a win in Iraq is bad for their party:

If you have good news, they don't want to hear it. Reid, Pelosi, Murtha et al. want to hear no progress, see no progress, speak no progress.

A spokesman for Pelosi admitted as much by saying Democratic leaders are "not willing to concede there are positive things to point to" in Iraq.

They are like gamblers who don't want their team to score if it ruins the point spread. The Democrats don't want us to win if it ruins their chances in 2008.

Not willing to concede that there is good news from Iraq, Rep. Nancy Boyda, a Kansas Democrat, got up and walked out at a recent hearing of the Armed Service Committee when retired Gen. Jack Keane said that "progress is being made" by the good guys, American and Iraqi.

Using the imperial pronoun, Ms. Boyda said that "there was only so much (good news) that you could take until we, in fact, had to leave the room for a while . . . after so much of the frustration of having to listen to what we listened to."

You know, things like this from Gen. Keane: "We are on the offensive and we have the momentum."

We have come to know how frustrating it can be for a Democrat to hear that we just might be winning in Iraq.

Boyda's concern was that the rest of the country might hear it, too. She expressed concern that Gen. Keane's remarks "will, in fact, show up in the media and further divide this country." Too late.

How pathetic.


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Sad, so sad...you'd think t... (Below threshold)
Richard Romano:

Sad, so sad...you'd think they'd be happy to see our men and women securing victory, and our safety.

What happened to the Democratic party?

Let's see........ (Below threshold)
civil behavior:


Let's see......

The ttacks on troops are at a record level, the death toll for both Iraqi civilians and US troops is well above that recorded for any July (a month typically short on attacks due to the intense Iraqi heat) during the entire period of the conflict.

Five more ministers announced a boycott of Cabinet meetings -- leaving the prime minister's unity government with no members affiliated with Sunni political factions.

190,000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols have vanished.

The next six months are critical. We are turning the corner. The insurgency is in its last throes. We've got 'em on the run. The surge is working.....

Foolish Stupid deadenders.

"and now other Democrats ar... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

"and now other Democrats are too." Kim

Kim help me out here. Show me the part where other Democrats are saying that a win Iraq is bad for Democrats?

Why do you right wingers so... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Why do you right wingers so like to see people slaughtered and maimed?

Sorry Barney,Ameri... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

Sorry Barney,

American and it's allies are turning the corner and showing signs of being on the right course to victory.

And the side that you and the rest of the left are apparently supporting are loosing.

Sucks to be you, or an Islamofascist, or a Democrat.

And the trolls show up to s... (Below threshold)

And the trolls show up to scream like a goth in the sun.

(Been dyin' to use that line)

Must suck to be a wanna be... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Must suck to be a wanna be thrill killer and a consevative Bunyan

JFO, when did you stop beat... (Below threshold)

JFO, when did you stop beating your wife?

JFO....kinda like being an ... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

JFO....kinda like being an ambulance-chasing leech on society.

Conservatives are for the w... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Conservatives are for the win. Always the win. Winners are positive, can do people. Losers never prosper. Losers are negative. Losers embrace mediocrity. So, I guess that makes you liberals losers. You want to lose. You need to lose. You expect to lose. I have no idea how you guys live within your own skin. It must be so sad. ww

Conservatives are for rando... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Conservatives are for randomly killing and maiming in the name of "victory" WW. How do you live with that?

In an AP story about how th... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

In an AP story about how the surge is working I found this little nugget:

From the AP: "U.S. military leaders want Congress and President Bush to give them more time to keep trying to reach a point, perhaps in 2009, when the Iraqis will be closer to reconciliation and ready to provide much of their own security."

So now progress is to wait until 2009 before the Iraqis START to get their ship in order? Talk about moving the goal posts back.

"Conservatives are for rand... (Below threshold)
Ben:

"Conservatives are for randomly killing and maiming in the name of "victory" WW. How do you live with that?"

Y'see? Liberals look at it all and think it's "random", being unable to fathom the underlying pattern. No, the other side is doing random. We do the focussed killing and maiming in the name of victory. That's how we won every war that was ever won.

If you know of any war that was ever won by the good guys without killing and maiming the bad guys, let us know. In the meantime, JFO, why don't you call that bunch of homicidal freaks you support and ask them nicely to stop bombing marketplaces?

Ben

"Conservatives are for rand... (Below threshold)
RobLACal.:

"Conservatives are for randomly killing and maiming in the name of "victory" WW."

The above is a perfect example of how democrats out of desparation are reduced to lie and smear their opponents. That is the only way they can win.

JFOCon... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

JFO

Conservatives are for randomly killing and maiming in the name of "victory" WW. How do you live with that?

How do you explain that?

Unlike you wanna be killers... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Unlike you wanna be killers Ben I support the troops. You support Bush, not the troops. That's what you folks do, blindly follow the cowboy over the cliff.

JFO and other liberals on h... (Below threshold)
BFF:

JFO and other liberals on here even more pathetic than usual.

Heralder:I'll expl... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Heralder:

I'll explain it after you explain liberals being called "traitors", "Islamofascists" "America haters"; that "liberals want to lose in Iraq" and all the other large number of opprobrium so loosely and freely tossed around by your brethren on this and other blogs

See, there isn't any explanation as you well know.

There are numerous explaina... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

There are numerous explainations, JFO; some better than others, but none sufficient to label the entire group.

I seriously do believe that many on the left (pick a shade: liberal, progressive, democrat) have invested politically on a Republican loss in Iraq. I've mentioned it several times in the past to people like Lee, Larkin, Barney, etc....that simply choosing the opposite side as Bush and/or Republicans through sheer reflex may put you on the wrong side of the war.
I think it's becoming apparent that that may be the case, or something close to it in certain circumstances.

That and there's and election coming up and the Democratic platform has echoed their base...'get out now, because it's a lost cause, we're losing!'

What happens to that if we're winning and we stay? A lost election.

Now what's your explaination?

No JFO , your a liar and ... (Below threshold)
RobLACal.:

No JFO , your a liar and you support democrats, our terrorist enemies and anything that makes President Bush look bad. Your words are killing our troops you jerk and it's a fact and it was put in writting in a letter to your traitorous learder Harry Reid.

EXPLAIN THAT!

What happens to that if ... (Below threshold)
mantis:

What happens to that if we're winning and we stay?

Indeed, that would be bad for the Democrats (most of them, anyway). The problem is not that we might be winning and people aren't willing to accept that for political reasons, the problem is that we aren't winning. Boyda's full quote (conveniently edited by IBD-I can't believe people actually link to them) is here:

"So I think I am back and maybe can articulate some things--after so much of the frustration of having to listen to what we listened to. But let me first just say that the description of Iraq as in some way or another that it's a place that I might take the family for a vacation--things are going so well--those kinds of comments will in fact show up in the media and further divide this country instead of saying, 'Here's the reality of the problem.'"

Now I'm not defending Boyda's hyperbole, but the underlying point, that there is a myopic view coming out of the Pentagon, is sound. The myopia, however, is widespread on both sides of the debate. Those who want out of Iraq refuse to see any progress, and the other side refuses to see the enormous obstacles that lie in front of their version of "winning."

Yes, the surge has shown progress in certain areas, and it is encouraging. But if you take into account the seemingly intractable problems in the Iraqi government, and the fact that the violence the surge has been successful in stemming in some areas has simply moved to other areas in many cases, the rosy outlook starts to dim (not saying you have a rosy outlook, Heralder, but there are many who do).

The progress of the surge cannot hold unless the Iraqi government gets it shit together fast (it's going in the opposite direction right now), or if we commit even more troops to hold things down until they can. A lot more troops. Is anyone confident either of these things will happen? Sadly, I am not.

Heralder:I'm not s... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Heralder:

I'm not so naive as to think that there are no liberals or progressives who so despise Bush as to just want him to lose. And I accept that political issues are also involved with some people. But I surely don't believe that is the view of the majority of dissenters.

But what I see rejected so easily by some of those on your side is that there are also liberals, progressives or others who sincerely and deeply believe that this war is wrong; that is has been terribly managed and that all we are doing there is breeding more terrorism. There appears to be no room for principled dissent. I would suggest that there are probably more people in the country who dissent for other than political reasons. perhaps I am wrong, but I don't think so.

So whenever a liberal like me voices a dissent here, inevitably the opprobrium starts. There is no explanation or justification for that. I don't "hate" Bush - I think he's a terrible president but not a terrible man. I am not against this war because of Bush.

My explanation for my opprobrium? To make a point.

Now what's your explaina... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Now what's your explaination?

Undercooked General Tsao's chicken from the local Chinese restaurant?

The attacks on troops are at a record level, the death toll for both Iraqi civilians and US troops is well above that recorded for any July (a month typically short on attacks due to the intense Iraqi heat) during the entire period of the conflict.

Gee, civil, that wouldn't have ANYTHING to do with the fact that because of "the surge" we are constantly engaging Islamofascist thugs in, chiefly, Diayla, now would it? Nice convenient fact to leave out.

Here are the casualties for the last 4 months:
Apr-07 104
May-07 126
Jun-07 101
Jul-07 80
Aug-07 20

Oops, declining now. Must be the weather, huh? And actually, using your FUBAR logic, one could argue that May-07 is the THIRD worst month for casualties since Apr-04 and Nov-04! (Of course, be sure to leave out the fact that those numbers just happen to coincide with the first failed taking of Fallujah in Apr-04 and the subsequent re-invasion and taking of Fallujah in Nov-04. We don't want anybody to know that now, do we.)

Onward defeatist solider!

"I'll explain it after you ... (Below threshold)
RobLACal.:

"I'll explain it after you explain liberals being called "traitors", "Islamofascists" "America haters"; that "liberals want to lose in Iraq" and all the other large number of opprobrium so loosely and freely tossed around by your brethren on this and other blogs

See, there isn't any explanation as you well know."


"I'll explain it after you explain"

"See, there isn't any explanation"

Fact is you don't really want to hear the truth or any explanation. Too bad , the reason you are called those things is because you are all those things.

Why don't you explain the untrue things you say?

See, .......

mantis,I can't par... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

mantis,

I can't particularly say I'm confident about much regarding Iraq...it's in a constant state of violent and political flux.

I am confident in our armed forces, but I'm not confident in our country's support of our armed forces, which is key to winning any conflict.

I think in many cases we see an equal and opposite reaction. Problem is, I think both sides of the reaction are equally a little off the mark to begin with, so you never meet in the middle...Democrats become traitors and Republicans warmongers, and then...hmmm, what was the subject again?

Definition: Opprobrium - So... (Below threshold)
SShiell:

Definition: Opprobrium - Something that brings disgrace. A public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious.

And with every American death in Iraq, with every American setback, and ultimately with any American defeat, the left celebrates!

That is what I call opprobrium!

You know, even though I did... (Below threshold)
nikkolai:

You know, even though I didn't vote for Clinton, and never particularly cared for him, I STILL wanted us to win in Kosovo. That is what's so frustrating for me as a conservative American, I cannot fathom supporting our mortal enemies. Like apparently many of our commie/leftist brethren are so apt to do.

Peter F, thanks for the ope... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

Peter F, thanks for the opening. This is what I wrote earlier in the day:

The count for July was 80. The count for March was 81, Feb 81 and Jan 83. Hardly a statistical difference.

Over the last two years the number of causalities in July dropped compared to the month before and after:

2005
June = 85
July = 54
Aug = 78

2006
June = 65
July = 43
Aug = 61

So a drop in July of 07 is meaningless (as far as tracking progress), but the right points to this one statistic as proof the surge is working.

So yes Peter there is a pattern of fewer deaths in July than in June or Aug. Also, the death rate was statistically the same as the first three months and was nearly twice as much as in '06. Is that your idea of progress?

"I support the troops. " - ... (Below threshold)
yo:

"I support the troops. " - JFO

I haven't stopped laughing since I read that.

JFO, you don't voice dissen... (Below threshold)

JFO, you don't voice dissent - you flat out lie

Example:

Conservatives are for randomly killing and maiming in the name of "victory" WW. How do you live with that?

Its not what Iraq war supporters ( not all of whom are conservatives ) support, and its not what is going on.

Just a flat out lie. that's how you earned your low reputation here.

I am confident in our ar... (Below threshold)
mantis:

I am confident in our armed forces, but I'm not confident in our country's support of our armed forces, which is key to winning any conflict.

I'm also confident of our armed forces, insomuch as they can successfully accomplish mission objectives better, more efficiently, and more humanely than any other fighting force the world has ever seen. But there are jobs they can't do, like building a democracy from the ground up among a starkly divided population with deep, deep conflicts among them that are rooted not only in recent history, but go back centuries as well.

I think in many cases we see an equal and opposite reaction. Problem is, I think both sides of the reaction are equally a little off the mark to begin with, so you never meet in the middle...Democrats become traitors and Republicans warmongers, and then...hmmm, what was the subject again?

Indeed.

btw, LIAR!!!1!

Barney, you are an idiot. ... (Below threshold)

Barney, you are an idiot. With the increased tempo of operations, one would rationally expect increased casualties. The casualty rate during the operation is not a measure of progress for any honest person. So of course you use it.

JFOWhy do you ... (Below threshold)
marc:

JFO

Why do you right wingers so like to see people slaughtered and maimed?

Why do you make such grandiose ludicrous statements?

Jesus marc do you read all ... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Jesus marc do you read all the comments or just a select few? See #22.

JFO, conservatives do not m... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

JFO, conservatives do not mind doing the "heavy lifting" while you sit down and critique the work. We know war is hell. We know they asked for it and we are giving it to them. We know if we don't kill them, they will kill us. We know that civilians along the way will be hurt. We know this. It is called war. It is you and your ilk that is in denial about the world we live in. The terrorists don't want republicans dead, they want Americans dead. So, keep on with the free ride while we support, defend and take care of the dirty work. You continue with your whining, we expect it. ww

"Barney, you are an idiot. ... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

"Barney, you are an idiot. With the increased tempo of operations, one would rationally expect increased casualties. The casualty rate during the operation is not a measure of progress for any honest person. So of course you use it." RR

Actually peter f used it as a measure and he claims the numbers are down:
"Here are the casualties for the last 4 months:
Apr-07 104
May-07 126
Jun-07 101
Jul-07 80
Aug-07 20

Oops, declining now. Must be the weather, huh?" Peter F


So robin please direct your "idiot" comment to Peter and all the rest of the righties that point to the July causality numbers as a sign of progress including Gen. Odierno.

JFO, you still didn't answe... (Below threshold)
yo:

JFO, you still didn't answer marc's question.

Pointing out a post where you obviously are happy with your "word of the day" calendar doesn't constitute a reply.

He's got a point: you do like to cough up these rather grotesque generalizations while giving grief over folks who do the *cough* same *cough*cough*hypo*cough*crite* ... same thing.

Oy vey, Barney.Com... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Oy vey, Barney.

Comparing '07 time period to the same time periods in '06, '05. 04 and '03 is pointless; there's no context. The situation now to then is completely different. All I'm saying is that comparing months during the surge, and with the surge at full-strength in July, it would stand to reason that, with a greater number of troops in country and fighting, the casualty numbers would go up. That hasn't happened. It is one sign of success, by no means the only sign of success, but one small sign of it.

And Odierno said "positive sign", not a trend, just a sign.

BTW:
Yes, I can totally see an insurgent, sitting in his little Diayla house in July, the full surge of American and IA forces coming down all around him, saying to himself, "Ah, screw this. It's too hot to fight. Let's wait until September, or maybe even October when things cool down a bit. I'm putting down my AK-47 and RPG, getting some tea, sitting by the fan and calling it a day."

Yup, THAT makes perfect sense.

It is an entirely reasonabl... (Below threshold)
Robert the Original:

It is an entirely reasonable position, it seems to me, to suggest that the surge is working but there are many hurdles left, as Mantis has done.

It would also think the same if one thought that the whole project is not worth the effort.

What is not reasonable to me, are those who seek to make this decision by body count: one more here, one less there. This is nuts and not a good way to decide an issue of such obvious importance.

It also seems to me that any decision to withdraw needs to be coupled with an honest appraisal of the likely future. To often, this appraisal is skipped over.

Of course, the Middle East may become Shangri-La when we leave, but it is not likely.

And, truth be told, while many Democrats are more than willing to use the war for election advantage, they are not so eager for an abrupt withdrawal.

The source of this post is making an appraisal of the first, not necessarily the second, and I find it an honest one.

There should be no criticism leveled of honest election appraisals, done in good faith.

As for those who refuse to hear opinions that contradict their predetermined view, I have only contempt.

Willei:The obvious... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Willei:

The obvious question now is what "heavy lifting" have you done?

JFO, you and your ilk are t... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

JFO, you and your ilk are traitors to your nation. I base this on the fact you call this a Republican war. Bullshit. It is an American War you dumb f**k. Idiots like you think Bush is a Republican President. He is President of tHe United States. That has no party affiliation. Partisan scum like you are loyal to your party not your Nation. That is the reason your kind will suffer defeat after defeat because you have nothing to offer. Loser.

Heralder:See #41 a... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Heralder:

See #41 above as proof of my point in #22. Need I say more?

The majority of conservativ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

The majority of conservatives hold up our nation. We give more to charities. We support our government. We have always appreciated and supports our military. NO doubt. We are a business oriented party. We are self reliant. Self starters. Pay a lot of taxes. We don't have time to march, disrupt speeches and such. We are busy working and raising our families. We do not blieve that those that shout the loudest are right. We like reasoned debate without juvenile asides. Pretty much the complete opposite of a liberal. Not a democrat. A liberal. Oh, yeah. I am a veteran. ww

Gee willie I was self- empl... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Gee willie I was self- employed (now retired,) pay my taxes, vote regularly , a member of the Legion, support the DVA, never marched and am a veteran. You'd think I was a "heavy lifting" conservative.

You ought to take a deep breath some day willie and actually try talking with someone from the other side. You might find you have more in common than you think.

So, I click on Yahoo and th... (Below threshold)
RicardoVerde:

So, I click on Yahoo and the headline is that August is much deadlier than July (based on the first 6 days of the month). I suppose that if the juhadis get lucky and get a big enough chopper then the press can project 300 dead for the month. The interesting thing about July having lower casualties is that, with the surge, there are considerably more forces engaged in active combat than in previous years.

One should also note that August is basically as hot as July in Iraq.

Gee JFO you think claims of... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Gee JFO you think claims of service get you some bona fides around here? You claim acts of a patriot but your words indicate you are a traitor. I wonder what your self employment was. Selling secrets to the enemy? If it were not for conservatives, we would be experiencing the world ala 1984.

Would you want JFO covering... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Would you want JFO covering your back if you were a soldier?

"JFO, you and your ilk are ... (Below threshold)
RobLACal.:

"JFO, you and your ilk are traitors to your nation. I base this on the fact you call this a Republican war. Bullshit. It is an American War you dumb f**k. Idiots like you think Bush is a Republican President. He is President of tHe United States. That has no party affiliation. Partisan scum like you are loyal to your party not your Nation. That is the reason your kind will suffer defeat after defeat because you have nothing to offer. Loser."

Posted by Zelsdorf Ragshaft III

"Heralder:

See #41 above as proof of my point in #22. Need I say more?"


"perhaps I am wrong,"

You are wrong allright , dead wrong. Dead ender wrong.

JFO:Jesus marc... (Below threshold)
marc:

JFO:

Jesus marc do you read all the comments or just a select few? See #22.

You "got me," you're the "star of my universe."

Shoulda figured your were "too smart" for me.

But really, there are cures for paranoia. And grandiose thoughts.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III,... (Below threshold)

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III,

re; the 1984 thing. Wouldn't you have to say that, to the extent that socialist dogma is imbeded in our society (K through college ed,virtually ALL media, the ENTIRE dem party), we are already experiencing many of those predicted horrors ? I mean, the "truth", as reported by cnn,ny times etc., really IS a lie. "Good", as represented in most hollywood productions, really IS evil. And "education", as tasked by virtually ALL academe, is actually disinformation / programming being done for the end of "what is best for the many", while individual rights are held in abeyance.

You're right, w/o the conservative movement we'd all be lampshades, but, we are still at a moment in time where we could slide either way. Nothing's guaranteed.

Yo,Pointi... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Yo,

Pointing out a post where you obviously are happy with your "word of the day" calendar doesn't constitute a reply.

OK, that line's a keeper.
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Nikkolai,

You know, even though I didn't vote for Clinton, and never particularly cared for him, I STILL wanted us to win in Kosovo. That is what's so frustrating for me as a conservative American, I cannot fathom supporting our mortal enemies. Like apparently many of our commie/leftist brethren are so apt to do.

I couldn't agree more. Could you imagine, under ANY U.S. administration, lamenting the fact that things are getting better?

This is the sickness that the left has become, and is as dangerous as any enemy we face.

(And thanks to poster about the blockquote tag!)

NikkolaiYou kno... (Below threshold)
marc:

Nikkolai

You know, even though I didn't vote for Clinton, and never particularly cared for him, I STILL wanted us to win in Kosovo.
Agreed, and I didn't call Clinton's error, via the military, of bombing the Chinese embassy anything other than what it was, a mistake. I didn't yell "Clinton lied, people DIDN't die" when he sold that war based on the tens of thousands he claimed were buried in unmarked graves as a result of genocide.

The next six months are cri... (Below threshold)
civil behavior:

The next six months are critical.

"The next six months will be critical in terms of reining in the danger of civil war. If the government fails to achieve this, it will have lost its opportunity."
June 7, 2006
Zalmay Khalilzad, US Ambassador to Iraq


We are turning the corner.

BUSH: A turning point will come in less than two weeks. On June the 30th, full sovereignty will be transferred to the interim government. The Coalition Provisional Authority will cease to exist, an American embassy will open in the capital of a free Iraq. [6/18/04]

CHENEY: I think about when we look back and get some historical perspective on this period, I'll believe that the period we were in through 2005 was, in fact, a turning point; that putting in place a democratic government in Iraq was the - sort of the cornerstone, if you will, of victory against the insurgents. [2/7/06]

All this turning could be misconstrued as spin!

"The insurgency is in its last throes." Just what is the meaning of the word "is" Mr. Cheney

We've got 'em on the run.

The surge is working.....


Need I say more?

It's funny how liberals des... (Below threshold)
Dave:

It's funny how liberals describe Bush and Republicans as "deadenders" and "Bullheaded" even "stubborn".

I couldn't think of better words than those to describe the democrats and the path that they are on right now. They have attached their political futures to the defeat of our troops. They win, when our troops lose and they can say it's bush's fault. They are the ones being bullheaded and stubborn about their position. Despite the FACTS that we are winning in Iraq and the surge is WORKING, they still call our troops murderers and random killers, but somehow they support the troops because they want to bring our "ragtag bunch of random killers" home. I've got news for you. You liberals are being dead weight. We could have al qaeda utterly decimated right now if they didn't think they had support and propaganda for them right here in this country. They are emboldened by the news articles and stories they read, not to mention the leaking of top secret programs by Clinton holdovers in the DOJ, CIA, FBI, etc etc...

You liberals have a little bit of that cognitive dissonance going on. You are utterly and hopelessly detached from reality. No matter what the news is from Iraq, you libs cannot admit that you are wrong. You are bullheaded and stubborn. Bush has always done what he thinks is right. He has never looked at the facts and ignored them. Quite the opposite. He has more information at his disposal as President of the United States than you kook libs have. So to say the president is misguided and is just playing around in the middle east and has no idea is pretty much the dumbest thing i've ever heard in my life.

The president knows more than anyone else in the nation about this, and his information comes from a variety of sources including people on the ground, like petraeus.

Quit being so full of yourselves you narcissistic liberal tools.

Oh, and on another token, B... (Below threshold)
Dave:

Oh, and on another token, Barney and civilwhatever don't want to have a serious conversation. It was the subject of a post by Jay tea a while ago, and he pointed out that they constantly change subject and jump all over the place so they cannot get nailed on one thing.

In the process you libs look like idiots. no one has to respond to you libs to make you look like idiots as you do it quite nicely yourselves.

civil [mis]behavior:<... (Below threshold)
marc:

civil [mis]behavior:

Need I say more?

No...EVER!

The "Wizbang world" would be a far better place!

Believing that the "surge" ... (Below threshold)
Murphy:

Believing that the "surge" is succeeding is like a doctor believing that he is succeeding at making progress getting an infection under control with an antibiotic, even while the patient he is treating for an infection is at the same time dying from congestive heart failure.

Oh that's clever Murphy - a... (Below threshold)

Oh that's clever Murphy - and it shows just how desperate you are for any rhetorical technique that allows you to avoid admitting that something is going well in Iraq.

Pathetic.

We could have al q... (Below threshold)
hansel2:

We could have al qaeda utterly decimated right now if they didn't think they had support and propaganda for them right here in this country.

Support - well, the Bush family is friends with the Bin Laden family, had done business with them for decades, so if there is any support you're likely to find it there. Give me another explanation for why we had him in Tora Bora and blew it.

They win, when our troops lose and they can say it's bush's fault. They are the ones being bullheaded and stubborn about their position.

Actually, it is you small percenters on the far right who are making this a "game." While there are certainly some on the left who look at this from a political perspective, most of us who want those guys out of there take that position because we ARE in a quagmire - of Bush's making (remember, he received advice from many on his side that he decided not to take. The only advice he did take was his own - unsupported by the facts). And if you really did give a damn about a soldier's life, like many did in Vietnam, you would be hard pressed to tell them to stay there and fix what can't be fixed by a military solution. The Iraqi parliament is going on vacation for a month. You think they give a damn about our soldiers?

The president knows more than anyone else in the nation about this, and his information comes from a variety of sources including people on the ground, like petraeus.

Are you there right by him when he receives this information? Isn't it a little bit curious to you that any of the officers who disagree with his assessment of the war seem to be "retired" early? No. Because it's all just a game to an idiot like you. One who is more concerned with how "he" looks - and how he can desperately try to prove that he's right (on the backs of our troops), rather than admit that this whole thing was a mistake and a misdirection.

Waiting patiently for your response - which I'm sure will be laced with the typical liberal-bashing, diverting, substance-free hollowness that people like you can only provide - since you have no real answers that are anything but delusional.

WAAA!! says hansel, 48 ... (Below threshold)
RobLACal.:

WAAA!! says hansel, 48 hours later.




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