Real Progress in Iraq
Posted by Ryan on July 1, 2008
A dismal report from the AP suggests that Iraq has slowly, ploddingly, and grudgingly met 15 of 18 important “benchmarks” as of May 2008. From the tone of the story, one might think that something bad happened! But no, in fact, slow but measurable progress is being made despite the Left’s efforts to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with every negatively spun story they can throw at the public. I wonder if Detroit could meet the same benchmarks in the same timespan?
Also, one can tell that Iraq has turned the corner by simply noticing the media coverage of Afghanistan — as Coalition fatalities in Afghanistan surpassed those in Iraq for the month of June 46 to 31 respectively. The Taliban’s “resilient insurgency” is a persistent scourge plaguing the war effort. Sure. It’s summer. It’s warm enough to fight, so they fight. The Taliban did the same thing last summer. Yet, the MSM drum beat remains turned to defeatism, so without enough defeat in Iraq, they’re focusing more on defeat in Afghanistan. Whatever it takes to ensure Bush loses something militarily while he was in office!