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The Royal “Us”

In a trademark Wankitorial, Fred Hiatt manages to evaluate Congressional Democrats with this statement:

The keenest Democratic disappointment — failing to force the president to rapidly withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq — is no disappointment to us. Although unhappiness with the war in Iraq helped propel Democrats to victory, in the end President Bush was able to secure continuing funding for the war with no strings attached.

Yes, an unpopular, devastating, multi-trillion dollar war lasting for the foreseeable future without any limits. OH, GOOD PLAN!

And what, in the end, has it produced?

Iraqis of all sectarian and ethnic groups believe that the U.S. military invasion is the primary root of the violent differences among them, and see the departure of "occupying forces" as the key to national reconciliation, according to focus groups conducted for the U.S. military last month.

The very next sentence of that article contains the kicker though:

That is good news, according to a military analysis of the results.

So naturally, this conforms with Hiatt’s view entirely that we stay there forever without any plan to leave…just ask him.

(picture from the Rocketeer)

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