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January 10, 2007

21,500; Bush To Cop To Mistake On Troop Numbers; Surge To Be Support-Only?!

That last bit rankles. At some point you have to fish or cut bait, don't you?

And he links this from ex-Soxblog, now Hugh Hewitt stooge Dean Barnett:

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, I wrote about a dinner party Mrs. Soxblog and I held at stately Soxblog manor. One of the guests was a dignified man, about 60 years old, who despite possessing a gentle and gentlemanly manner practically frothed at the mouth with Bush hatred whenever the president’s name was mentioned.

Soon the conversation turned to the increasingly difficult struggle in Iraq. His delight over American setbacks was so palpable that I asked him if he wanted us to win in Iraq. He demurred. I repeated the question. After a long pause, he hissed, “I want this country to learn a lesson.”…

[I]t comes as quite an irony that the same people who have spent the past three years belittling “staying the course” now reflexively reject anything that resembles a course correction. They only want surrender, which will serve as an acknowledgement that America has “learned a lesson.”

Well, yeah. The left wants Bush to lose in Iraq as a political repudiation of Republicans, but also simply wants America to lose in Iraq as a "teachable moment" about the limits of hyperpower hegemony.

It's always been this way. They wanted us to lose in Afghanistan, too, and they're not happy to see American power being used against hardcore American-killing Al Qaeda in Somalia, either.

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