Charles Krauthhammer is increasingly unhinged from the realities of warfare on the ground in
The landscape is shifting in the two areas affected by the Splurge,
Krauthhammer jumps through a whole series of hoops to make the case that because tribal chieftains in Anbar have united against al Qaeda, that is a promising sign. Why, he even uses the phrase turned the corner! Of course, that corner we turned put us on the
Come again? al Qaeda has never enjoyed wide support in
Lets look at Krauthhammer's actual inanity:
How at this point -- with only about half of the additional surge troops yet deployed -- can Democrats be trying to force the
This from the guy who called Bush’s selection by the Supreme Court and the narrow victory in 2004 as a mandate? Please. Not a single Democrat lost a seat. Both houses of congress, 28 Governorships, and strength gained in statehouses throughout the land. You cant unthump the electoral results.
Second, if the electorate was sending an unconflicted message about withdrawal, how did the most uncompromising supporter of the war, Sen. Joe Lieberman, win handily in one of the most liberal states in the country?
And third, where was the mandate for withdrawal? Almost no Democratic candidates campaigned on that. They campaigned for changing the course the administration was on last November.
You have to be kidding me. We voted to change back then, but it isn’t fair to carry that over and say we disapprove of this new-and-improved strategy? The unmitigated audacity of that statement just floors me. The election was a referendum on the war, and Americans want it over. 70% of us aren’t barking fucking mad. We recognize futility when we see it. Sorry reality isn’t working the way you would like, but, well, reality and facts have a well known liberal bias. Oh – and clocks turn forward. As soon as the conservatives get their minds around that, we’ll all be a lot better off.