By ROBERT H. REID, Associated Press Writer
16 June 2008
BAGHDAD - Signs are emerging that Iraq has reached a turning point. Violence is down, armed extremists are in disarray, government confidence is rising and sectarian communities are gearing up for a battle at the polls rather than slaughter in the streets.
Could we truly be at a "turning point"?
Does it matter?
As the article goes on to note,
Those positive signs are attracting little attention in the United States, where the war-weary public is focused on the American presidential contest and skeptical of talk of success after so many years of unfounded optimism by the war's supporters.And for at least one candidate, it really doesn't matter.
I believe McCain's position is something like,
- if the war's going well, we need to stay.
- if the war's going poorly, we need to stay.
No matter the situation in Iraq, we need to stay.
Maybe Congressional Dems caved to W on war-funding for fear that they'd be accused of abandoning the fight just as we were starting to "win". Why do they still fear Rove?
Me? I'm one of the skeptics - and at this point my view of "winning" is getting out Iraq and letting the chips fall.
Stop the madness!