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April 19, 2007

Reid: War Is Lost

Note that the more palatable way to sell a withdrawal is to declare victory -- or at least as much victory is possible -- and then conclude that since what goals can be accomplished have been accomplished, there's nothing more to do in Iraq.

That's sensible as PR, and it's salable. And it at least attempts a bit of window dressing on American defeat (or American failure to achieve a conclusive victory, at least).

But the Democrats don't want that. They always have wanted us to lose this war, and they will not be content with anything short of a declared failure. But don't question their patriotism:

"I believe ... that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week," Reid said, on the same day US President George W. Bush was giving a speech at an Ohio town hall meeting defending the war on terror.

It would take a fool or liar to claim that the surge isn't accomplishing anything. Fortunately for the Democrats, they have both in surplus.


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