Iraq: Come November 2008
In September, General David Petraeus will report to Congress that we are making real progress in Iraq and that Surge is producing evidence of success but that, of course, the jury is still out and that "it is up to the Iraqis." And Petraeus will cite evidence like this, via John Cole. But John's cite to Michael Ware makes those politicians, Republican and Democrat who buy this line, vulnerable at the end of that F.U., in March 2008:
What the U.S. troops are doing is giving a set of numbers, a series of data, a number of lowered attack figures that may give the military the political cover it needs in Washington. But at the end of the day, by cutting these deals the seeds are being sown for a much broader, more entrenched civil war that America will leave behind.
Will America be leaving it behind? Not before November 2008 if Bush and Petraeus have their way. There is something politicans always seem to forget - that elections are on Election Day. Worrying about polls or how something looks more than a year before the election is just plain stupid politics. Why do they never consider how something is going to look on Election Day. Mark my words, those pols. GOP or Dem, who support continung the Iraq Debacle on Petraeus' say so in September 2007, will pay a steep price in November 2008.
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