But we'll give that no thought. The important thing was the winning.
Now comes the much-ballyhooed Iraq Study Group's blueprint for "moving forward" in Iraq. We know how the mainstream media and the Democrats embraced it, but how is it being received by those who have vowed to slaughter us all? Let's find out (from the AP's "European leaders welcome report on Iraq") :
John McCain provides the best assessment - and one that coincides with those of our enemies:
Many Arabs on Thursday interpreted the bleak assessment of Bush's Iraq policies as proof of Washington's failure in the Middle East.
Mustafa Bakri, an outspoken critic of the U.S. and editor of the Egyptian tabloid Al-Osboa, told a state-run television show that the report indicated "the end of America."
Bakri, who supports Syrian President Bashar Assad and the former regime of Saddam Hussein, urged Arab countries to "capture the moment as America now is in its weakest period."
The Iraq Study Group's report was the top headline in many Arab newspapers on Thursday, including the Egyptian opposition daily Al-Wafd, which declared: "Bush confesses defeat in Iraq."
"Al-Qaida (sic) must smell victory, but its a negative victory that comes from the defeat of America in Iraq," said Abdel Moneim Said, head of Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic studies in Cairo.
There's only one thing worse than an over-stressed Army and Marine Corps, and that's a defeated Army and Marine Corps.No matter. The Democrats knew the only way they could win in November was to turn the American people against the war, regardless of what the ultimate consequences might be.
I believe this is a recipe that will lead to our defeat sooner or later in Iraq. (link)
It worked. They are now in charge. And we are soon to reap the whirlwind because of it.
May God have mercy.