Carol Platt Liebau: Iraq -- Good News / Bad News

Monday, October 01, 2007

Iraq -- Good News / Bad News

This is guest blogger Wile E Coyote.

What a pity that this good news coming out of Iraq constitutes bad news for one of America's major political parties.

The fact that Al Qaeda is getting its clock cleaned by Coalition and Iraqi forces does not mean the mission is accomplished, or close to it, but Petraeus's strategy remains "on plan".

I have a question for readers: although the Democrats do not deserve it, should the President reach out to them to forge a bipartisan agreement that will allow them to save face while tightening America's resolve and grip? It it better that the Democrats be thinking about how to claim a share of the victory than how to transform a winning strategy into a defeat they can pin on Republicans? Or, are the Democrats so partisan or invested in defeat that any effort to reach out to them would be fruitless or harmful?


Blogger Dr.D said...

As you said it, the Dems ared so invested in defeat that they will not be a party to anything less (or is it more?). Bipartisanship seems to be a truly lost concept in this Congress, a most unfortunate fact. In reality, it is time that we clean house and send all these sorry congress men (and women) home to be replaced by a free set. The current crop of representatives do not represent us at all; they only try to perpetuate themselves in office by doling out public money and other favors. We need term limits, very short term limits!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

A month or so ago the left was trying to down play the success of the surge by using "overall" statistics in Iraq while ignoring the obvious successes in the most dangerous parts of that country. Based on that ridiculous spin, they concluded that the surge had no "NET" benefit and, therefore, was NOT working.

I asked then that the left continue to monitor the situation over the next couple of months to see if their conclusion that there was no "net" benefit would still hold water.

How goes it?

6:02 AM  

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